The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration came under fire today at U-S Senate subcommittee hearing at Faneuil Hall over their spending of fines levied against New England fishermen.
Federal fisheries managers have proposed raising the limit on the lucrative sea scallop catch.
The U.S. commerce secretary has reversed course and will allow more fisherman accused of violations to have their cases reviewed for fairness by a special investigator.
An attorney who prosecutes fishery law violators in the Northeast says he’s a victim of a “smear campaign” after a federal report accused him of “animus” toward fishermen.
The U.S. Commerce Secretary has ordered a review of questionable penalties assessed against fishermen by the nation’s troubled fishery enforcement office.
The nation’s top fishery managers and advocates met in Washington on Tuesday to find ways to fix a troubled fishery law enforcement system that’s been plagued by mismanagement.
The federal government says seafood caught and tested in the Gulf of Mexico since the April 20 oil rig explosion is safe to eat.