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Environmental Defense Fund – New Bedford fish fraud case underscores need for greater NOAA monitoring

jwiersmaFrom the article: The Environmental Defense Fund in a statement on Friday said the arrest points to the need for greater monitoring by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which oversees fishing within 200 nautical miles of the U.S. through the National Marine Fisheries Service. “This arrest and these allegations make it clear that NOAA must start an effective fishery monitoring system, not continue the underfunded program it has had in place for years,” said Joshua Wiersma, northeast fisheries manager for the Environmental Defense Fund.  Read the rest here Who is Joshua Wiersma? Read about him here  15:38