Tag Archives: New England Fishery Managment Council

N.E. Fishery Management Council Meeting – Plymouth, MA, September 29-October 1, 2015, Listen Live

NEFMC SidebarRead the Agenda here  Register to attend the meeting via webinar here 12:04

New England Council Votes to Open Up Parts of George’s Bank to Commercial Fishing

100_1204NEWPORT, R.I. – Regional fishery regulators meeting in Rhode Island have voted to open up parts of George’s Bank – off of Massachusetts – to commercial fishing. The New England Fishery Management Council has approved a plan that it says will allow fishing opportunities on healthy stocks for the economically strapped groundfish fleet. In a statement, the council says the plan also allows greater access to a portion of the Georges Bank sea scallop resource that has not been open to the fishery since 1994. CLF crowd feeling bummed. Read the rest here 20:51

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