Tag Archives: Erik Anderson

Marine scientists beholden to conservation group funding

The Dec. 27 Associated Press article “Fight looming over New England fishing territories,” shed a public light on another upcoming regulatory matter. In my view, there was a lot of “between the lines” information that warrants clarification in that article since it indicated that 138 scientists have taken a specific position. I have no malice toward good and sound science, as well as the individuals that are dedicated to its pursuit. Read the rest here 06:44

UPDATED – New Hampshire’s small commercial fishing fleet is reeling – at odds with NOAA over cod reductions

y“The fishermen vehemently dispute this latest assessment,” said David Goethel, captain of the F/V Ellen Diane out of Hampton Harbor. He’s served on the New England Fisheries Management Council and fished for more than two decades, and said the new measures may put him out of business. “It’s a completely idiotic program,” he said. “It is intended to kill fish and kill fishermen.” Read the rest here 09:09 and On the Seacoast, cod fishing blues read it here 10:23

Winter tough on many levels for local fishing fleet – Eric Anderson

Those committed to the profession still contribute greatly to this local economy with their spending, which make them an integral and longstanding participant in this community. Regardless of how fast changes are taking place, communities need to be careful not to lose their founding industries that add so much to the local identity. I hope that most might agree the fishing industry presents a positive component of our community that needs attention and elevated exposure, considering the variety of challenges that it endures. Read more