ANALYSIS: NY Times Blog Post Misleads Readers on New England Habitat Closed Area Changes

logoWASHINGTON (Saving Seafood) 13 March 2012 — The New York Times, in a recent blog post,  fails to accurately describe the original rationale of the New England /  Georges Bank closed areas, and does little to explain the credible  science backing the New England Fishery Management Council’s  decision-making. Many of the closed areas in question don’t actually  protect marine habitats, because they were never designed to do so.  Instead, they’re the vestiges of a phased-out system of management that  limited fishing effort, and are redundant under current regulations. continue

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