Tag Archives: Gulf of Maine cod stocks

New England cod decline similar to N.L. cod crash: scientist

Rose noted that while some people are jumping on fisheries management as being inept, it is . “The same people often don’t mention that the haddock stock there has been booming, with basically the same fisheries management,” he said. “So, the real culprit here is climate change and our use of fossil fuels — and the still-apparent lack of recognition of the impacts this is having. Read the rest here 11:28

The Salem News Our view: NOAA leaders should extend cod rules

It’s too early to gauge the legitimacy of the latest NOAA science and assessment of the Gulf of Maine cod stocks.,,,But given that the latest assessments may yield cuts in cod landing limits of up to 86 percent over the already diminished current year, NOAA and its New England Fishery Management Council owe it to all fishermen to do a thorough review of the methodology that’s gone into a study that could virtually wipe out the Northeast groundfishing industry for the new fishing year beginning May 1. Read more

GloucesterTimes.com Editorial: NOAA leaders should extend current cod rules

Indeed, it’s time that NOAA officials realize that, until there is true cooperative research and stock assessments involving both the government and the industry, there will be dire credibility questions about science from an agency thatmanatthewheel admittedly used the wrong-sized nets and other gear in the infamous “Trawlgate” scandal at the turn of the new century, and from an agency led by a “scientist” — outgoing NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco — who was a major signer to the alarmist “Oceans of Abundance” report  that was corporately funded by the Walton Foundation of Walmart fame, and has been widely refuted across the marine science community. Read more