New England fishermen of important food species like cod and haddock say the looming cost of paying for at-sea monitors could put them out of business this year.
Catch limits set to take effect this week will take a bite out of an industry that dates back to America’s colonial past: New England cod.
Massachusetts Governor-elect Charlie Baker is vowing to support the state’s fishing industry as he questions the research that led federal regulators on Monday to close commercial and recreational cod fishing in parts of the Gulf of Maine.
Environmentalists say global warming has depleted fish stocks. Fishermen argue there are fish, and regulations that defy common sense.
Industry experts say we’ll all feel the effects in our wallets, when cod prices rise in the spring.
New England’s fishing regulators have approved massive cuts in cod catch limits that fishermen say will trigger the collapse of the industry.
New England’s top fishing regulator says crippling new catch limits are coming and they will devastate what remains of the region’s fishing industry.
The news continues to be terrible for New England fishermen hoping to avoid a huge reduction in their catch limits in 2013.
New England lawmakers are asking the U.S. Commerce Secretary for an emergency assessment of the abundance of cod in the Gulf of Maine.
Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry has asked the U.S. Commerce Secretary to immediately conduct a new assessment of the health of cod in the Gulf of Maine.