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Federal regulations are sinking New Hampshire’s historic fishing industry

On New Hampshire’s Seacoast, Granite State fishermen tell the tale of an out-of-control federal agency more dangerous than any sea monster. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration severely limits their catch of ground fish, flounder and cod that dwell in the Gulf of Maine. International competitors face fewer rules and supply most U.S. seafood. Dave Goethel of the Yankee Fishermen’s Cooperative in Seabrook estimates that NOAA, which manages U.S. fisheries and the president’s climate change agenda, has reduced his catch by 95 percent. Read the rest here 09:40

Granite State Fishermen – Trying to stay afloat

aluminum boatGov. Maggie Hassan will write a letter to federal fishing regulators supporting an alternative plan that, while still protecting local ,,, The measures stem from an unscheduled and controversial cod stock assessment conducted by federal officials that claimed cod stock continue to be in danger, not rebounding after restrictions cut the allowable cod catch by 77 percent about 18 months ago. Read the rest here 08:34