Questionable Management of Commercial Fisheries – US Senate candidate R.I. State Rep Bobby Nardolillo

Point Judith: State Representative Bobby Nardolillo, a GOP Candidate for the US Senate in 2018, made a formal statement today on the plight of the Ocean State’s commercial Fishing industry. In it he concentrated on recent efforts to restrict the federal quotas of Atlantic Menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus). The long statement was summed up by Nardolillo this way: “Menhaden is an important species in the commercial catch. Political overseers such as the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission have used demonstrably faulty science to needlessly restrict this catch in our waters. Relief from this untenable restriction is needed not only by commercial trawlers but also by ordinary Rhode Islanders who ultimately consume the protein this catch. click here to read the press release 13:04