Northeast Seafood Coalition issues statement on Accumulation Caps, Fleet Diversity, and “Amendment 18” –

NSC believes any and all groundfish management measures must be highly sensitive to the potential for unintended consequences to all segments of this fragile fishery.

WASHINGTON (Saving Seafood) October 12, 2012 — On Wednesday, October 10, the Gloucester Daily Times reported  that “NOAA’s regional administrator, joined by the Environmental Defense Fund,

the Pew Environment Group, the North Atlantic Marine Alliance and Food & Water Watch, is supporting a belated effort by the federal government to limit the accumulation of catch shares and thus provide

safeguards to smaller independent boats in the Northeast groundfishery…”

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