New Jersey fishermen to donate bycatch to NJ food bank

A new partnership between New Jersey fishermen and a local food bank will mean that some of New Jersey’s hungry residents will have plenty to eat.
For decades, a large portion of the fish caught by commercial fishermen in the United States has gone to waste.,,, But a new program launched in New Jersey Friday means that some of this wasted fish will be donated to Fulfill, the food bank of Monmouth and Ocean counties. “That fish gets turned over to the people in Monmouth and Ocean counties who need it the most. And there are a lot of them,” says former Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, the CEO of Fulfill. >Video, click to read< 10:14

One Response to New Jersey fishermen to donate bycatch to NJ food bank

  1. Joel Hovanesian says:

    My guess is that anything brought in to donate will be counted against the ridiculously low quotas fishermen are working under. It’s a great program that should be practiced everywhere. I’ve always wanted to donate overage in Rhode Island but the fools who run the show said no.
    It’s a double edge sword. While not wasting protein is great, the reality is the whole quota allotment could be consumed by overage/by-catch. How stupid is it that there are so many fish but the bean counters can’t see them? All part of the conspiracy to consolidate/eliminate.

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