Dear Mr. Pentony and Dr. Hare: On behalf of the MAFMC I am writing to express our deep concern about the plan to redeploy observers

On behalf of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, I am writing to express our deep concern about the plan to redeploy observers on vessels in the Greater Atlantic Region on August 14, 2020. Given the continued transmission of the COVID-19 virus, we do not believe the observer program can be safely operated at this time. >click to read<  14:49

One Response to Dear Mr. Pentony and Dr. Hare: On behalf of the MAFMC I am writing to express our deep concern about the plan to redeploy observers

  1. Rocky Novello says:

    Bravo to MAFMC, Caring for the safety their fisherman,Wondering,IF NEFMC is writing their letter yet?? ALL FISHERMEN’ S LIVES MATTER & at SEA-MONITORS LIVES MATTER TOO !!
    At Sea-Monitoring is not needed in today’s fishing because all fishermen care for fish stocks which is their future & lively hood. Our U.S. Coast Guard does a great job monitoring our fishing fleet at sea.
    Import land -monitoring with modification would be beneficial for all parties .Fishermen & N.O.A.A. Fisheries working together can fix this broken at -sea-monitoring issue ? ALL LIVES COUNT !!!!

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