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New England: Groundfish Revenue DOWN 41 percent – Local fishermen critical of NOAA reports on industry

seacoastonlinelogoDespite the findings, locals aren’t convinced that the much-maligned industry or fishermen in the Northeast are recovering. “I don’t believe them,” said New Hampshire Commercial Fishermen’s Association President Erik Anderson. Anderson said local reports still show New Hampshire groundfish revenues are down by about 41 percent, which is part of the reason why he doesn’t believe the hardships of the Seacoast and other struggling areas are a focus of the mainly national-level NOAA reports. Read more here  08:44

NewHampshire Fishermen collect 35 tons of lobster traps from coast

seacoastonline – RYE — It’s been a harsh winter with many storms ravaging the Seacoast. More than 75 fishermen from Seabrook to Portsmouth and about a dozen community volunteers on Saturday converged on the beaches of Rye and Hampton to clean up nearly 35 tons of lobster traps and fishing gear. “We started at low tide about 7:30 (Saturday) morning,” said Eric Anderson, president of the New Hampshire Commercial Fishermen’s Association. “The cleanup went along quickly with the nice weather. There was a lot more debris this year.” continued