A ‘Dock to Dish’ Effort Meant to Support N.H. Fishermen

Commercial ground fishermen on the east coast are struggling–so much so that there’s concern about whether they, and not the fish they catch, are an endangered species. An organization called New Hampshire Community Seafood is launching an effort to get more Granite Staters interested in eating local seafood, with the hope that it’ll provide a boost to fishermen.  Manager Andrea Tomlinson is trying to sign up 1,000 members who want regular deliveries of fresh seafood. “You know, the real reason we’re in business is to support the remaining ground fishermen here in New Hampshire. That’s our mission.” Tomlinson says there are far fewer fishermen off New Hampshire’s coast than there were two decades ago. The reason, she says, is cod catch quotas that are meant to prevent over-fishing. “In 2015, our sector was limited to catching approximately 62,000 pounds of cod, whereas three years prior to that, our sector was able to catch 2,000,000 pounds of cod,” Tomlinson says. click here to read the story 08:06

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