RI Fishermen and Delegation seek a seat at the ASFMC table

Currently, Rhode Island is a member of the New England Fishery Management Council, which oversees groundfish such as cod, flounder, and haddock.  But the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is responsible for managing squid, as well as other species like mackerel and butterfish.  And while Rhode Island’s fishermen annually catch about 7 million pounds of squid, more than half of all squid landings in the Northeast, it does not currently have formal representation on the management council. continued