Tag Archives: Cape Cod Commercial Fisherman’s Alliance

Not wanting to be left out of the bin three money.

cash“The first round was money distributed by the federal government to permit holders who caught 5,000 pounds of ground fish in either 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013,” explained Claire Fitzgerald, policy analyst for the Chatham-based Cape Cod Commercial Fisherman’s Alliance. However, there was a second larger “bin” of $8.3 million, and the net was cast wider; permit holders who caught 3,000 pounds of ground fish, in either 2009, 2010, 2011 or 2012 were eligible. But many local permit holders, who switched their targeted fish, or didn’t land a lot of cod, were left out. With the final $6.7 million (bin 3) about to be allotted the Alliance was worried the field was tipping towards the bigger ports of New Bedford and Gloucester Read the rest here 09:07

Don Young’s bill concerns Cape Cod Commercial Fisherman’s Alliance

The Chatham-based Cape Cod Commercial Fisherman’s Alliance, as part of the Fisheries Community Coalition, has reservations about the new version, introduced by Alaska Congressman Don Young. “It’s (the Coalition) basically five small community conservation groups from across the country and we had concerns about the Young bill,” explained Claire Fitz Gerald, the Alliance’s policy coordinator and fixed gear sector manager. “ But other fishing organizations take the opposite view and support the new bill. Read the rest here 8-O 13:14