Tag Archives: Bruce Tarr R-Gloucester

Fed money for fish study a good sign

smastAs part of $6.9 million in federal disaster relief, the National Marine Fisheries Service approved federal funds for an industry-based survey of Gulf of Maine cod, a species whose apparent decimation led to drastic reductions in catch limits and a fisheries disaster declaration. Gov. Charlie Baker and other Massachusetts elected officials have criticized federal fishery regulators for refusing to consider alternative scientific methods for estimating fish stocks. The School for Marine Science and Technology at UMass Dartmouth has developed new methods for assessing sea life. Read the rest here 08:34

Tarr files seafood marketing program bill to protect groundfish industry

The bill, which calls for the establishment of a Massachusetts Seafood Marketing Program within the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF), has drawn the support of 23 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Read [email protected]  10:30

Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, R-Gloucester files bi partisan Seafood Marketing Program bill

100_1589The bill, which calls for the establishment of a Massachusetts Seafood Marketing Program within the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF), has drawn the support of 23 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and the Senate. It calls for the establishment of a coordinated program within DMF to market seafood landed in the commonwealth and to take actions to increase consumer demand and preference for the local seafood products and support for the commonwealth’s fishing and seafood industry. Read [email protected]  17:20