Fishing industry fighting cost of at-sea monitors

AR-160129405.jpg&MaxW=650Fishermen are opposing new catch-monitoring costs that could take effect March 1, as a judge’s ruling this week gave the industry a setback in efforts to block the transition from government funding. John Haran of Dartmouth, manager of a local fishery sector, said in December that transferring the regulatory costs to the fishing industry could put more than 40 local groundfishing boats out of business. Local fishing industry tycoon Carlos Rafael said the costs — potentially about $700 per monitored trip — could mean repeated expenses of $14,000 across 20 groundfishing boats in his fleet. Read the article here 07:50

One Response to Fishing industry fighting cost of at-sea monitors

  1. Rocky Novello says:

    TRUE FISHERMEN, WOULD WANT TO USE S.K. MONIES TO PAY FOR AT-SEA MONITORS , BEFORE WE SHOULD PAY FOR AT-SEA MONITORS . AFTER ALL ,S.K. MONIES WAS STARTED TO HELP PRESERVE OUR FISHING INDUSTRY!!!
    MAYBE BIG GREEN WOULD HELP PAY !!! FOR AT-SEA MONITORS IT’S ONE OF THEIR MAJORS WANTS IN THE FISHING INDUSTRY ??

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