Point Judith fishermen optimistic as Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument restrictions ease

Removal of restrictions for an underwater national park sealed off from commercial fishing trawlers and lobstermen will now provide a bonanza of opportunities for fishing boats in Point Judith, said Fred Mattera, advocate for commercial fishing. According to Mattera, executive director of the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island, this once lucrative fishing spot will now again enable them to bring back large hauls to be sold to for restaurants, grocery stores and ingredients for other foods. Last Friday President Trump removed those restrictions and opened the area once more to fishing, but the decision has produced an outcry from various environmental groups warning of the potential destruction to unique marine life. >click to read< 14:49

2 Responses to Point Judith fishermen optimistic as Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument restrictions ease

  1. sam Anthony parisi says:

    I agree that fisherman ,do not harm these waters ,he is right our fisherman can not fish the bottom of the canyons that is 1,300 feet deep we only with nets go half of that or 650,feet .Also you must realize boats from Rode Island to Maine will have access to these grounds giving other area s a break .And again if anyone can provide evidence that our fisherman did any harm ,please provide it ,but doubt it exsist .Sam Parisi Gloucester Mass

  2. Rocky Novello says:

    Sam Anthony, Most enviromentalist have many questions ,but no answers to prove true knowledge, they are united ,which our fishermen lack today, it will change someday ???

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