The experimental fishing permit for barndoor skates issued to the Georges Bank Fixed Gear Sector should provide useful information that will help us understand this stock. This is one more example where cooperative research with the fishing industry improves our science and management processes.
I would, however, like to more clearly explain the status of
Millions in tax payer money to pay the very people who overfished the resource to begin with... The politicians think it will buy them a lot of votes. Maybe so, and therefore it won't stop soon, but it won't help solve the problems either.
This is awsome - too bad they can not get on the stick quicker along with everyone else.