i don't know what the regs are for dogfish but this one example of nmfs and scewed data and part of the problem with cod management.you cannot manage one species witout managing the others that compete in the same forage circle.as an ex commercial fishermam from r.i. and seeing first hand the incompetence of scientists
Contrary to Mr. Baker's assertion "the proposals to increase the menhaden quota don’t take into account the needs of these predators," there is an extensive discussion of how predation and natural mortality were accounted for in the stock assessment.
The Menhaden Fishery Coalition, which represents companies comprising 95% of Atlantic menhaden landings has examined this repeated
If we don't make sure these communities have a "robust role" at the beginning and during the plan, then we will certainly have trouble creating that during the plans implementation. The planning process in its conception had many of necessary elements to do this, being bottom up, regional, stakeholder driven, based on EBM inclusive of