What BS! Regulators to fishermen: Don’t blame catch observers

The request came in an open letter to fishing permit holders Thursday, a little over two weeks into a fishing year that saw the fleet take painful cuts in catch limits. Observers have reported increased verbal abuse in recent months and the letter is a reminder that such anger is misdirected, said Rip Cunningham, chair of the New England Fishery Management Council and one of the five signees of the letter. continued

I found this letter to be disingenuous ad un necessary.  These people are stepping out of bounds.