Tag Archives: New England’s Commercial Fishing Industry

Thursday: Challenges facing New England’s commercial fishing industry topic of public forum at RI College

A panel of government regulators, scientists, environmental advocates and fishermen will try to answer questions about the future of one of New England’s most iconic and important industries at a forum this Thursday. The event, which is free and open to the public, runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts at Rhode Island College. The panel will include: John Bullard, regional administrator with NOAA’s Northeast Regional Office; Graham Forrester, professor in the Department of Natural Resources Science at the University of Rhode Island; Erica Fuller, senior associate attorney with Earth Justice; Matt Tinning, senior director, U.S. Oceans Program, Environmental Defense Fund; David Goethel, captain and owner of the Ellen Diane; Mark Phillips, captain and owner of FV Illusion; and Daniel Georgianna, Chancellor professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Read the rest here 12:40

New England: The Center For Sustainable Fisheries About To Launch

A new organization, committed to finding ways to help solve the crisis in New England’s Commercial Fishing Industry, is about ready to begin its work. The principals behind the Center for Sustainable Fsheries (sic) plan a formal “launch” later this month.  They include noted marine scientist Dr. Brian Rothschild, former Mass. Congressman Barney Frank and former New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang.  They’ll be joined by numerous scientists and industry leaders from throughout the region. [email protected]  Link to the Center for Sustainable Fisheries website http://centerforsustainablefisheries.org/  17:55