Environmental group Oceana Inc. sues’ National Marine Fisheries Service for inadequate monitor coverage

Gib Brogan, Oceana’s representative in Boston, said fishermen fish differently when monitors are on board, yet only 22 percent of boats in the groundfish fleet have them.  “Under sector management and catch shares, very high levels ofsct logo observers are generally necessary,” Brogan said.  It accuses NOAA of changing the rules at mid-game, describing new guidelines that are different from the ones in Magnuson and in a previous settlement with Oceana. continued

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