Tag Archives: Framework 48

Judge’s Groundfishing Rulings Bring Mixed Reaction in Maine –

There was mixed reaction today from environmental advocates following a couple of recent decisions by a federal judge regarding New England’s groundfishing industry. Listen, and Read more here 18:17

Then, there’s this obligatory piece from CLF Shyster Peter Shelley, Court Issues Decisions on NOAA’s Fishing Rules here

Oceana groundfish monitoring challenge fails

The government need not face claims that the amended New England fishery program leaves groundfish vulnerable to overfishing, a federal judge ruled. Fishery management plans establish catch thresholds and “outline procedures for monitoring commercial fishing,” under the oversight of the National Marine Fisheries Service, according to the Tuesday ruling. Read [email protected]  12:44

Dec. 20, 2012 NEFMC Meeting and Live Streaming Information

The Council is scheduled to take final action on Framework 48 to its Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery Management Plan. See the agenda below for details. Webinar Registration: For online access to the meeting, please register by clicking here. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation with the information you will need to join the webinar. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Sheraton Colonial Hotel, One Audubon Road in Wakefield, MA. For further information about the location click here. The webinar will be activated beginning at 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m. EST.

Northeast Seafood Coalition Submits Comments to NEFMC on Groundfish Provisions

New England Fishery Management Council

Dear Rip,

The Council is only days away from taking final action on setting the annual catch limits for many groundfish stocks for fishing year 2013. The reductions under consideration by the Council are far more than numbers on a piece of paper – the reductions in the Annual Catch Limits (ACL) for 2013 pose life-altering losses for ALL small businesses that are dependent upon a fishery that is already the subject of a federal Disaster Declaration.   Read the rest here