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New England Fishery Management in the News – Friday, April 29

As you head into the weekend, check out these recent radio stories about fishery management in New England:

This morning, Boston’s WGBH radio ran an interview with Eric Hesse, a Harwich-based fisherman who explains that under sectors, he’s been able to fish in a way that’s more effective for his business and that allows him more choice in where he catches and for which species. Listen to the interview here.

Earlier this week, the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) ran a story on the New England Fisheries Management Review that was released at the NEFMC meeting on Tuesday. (Read the Talking Fish coverage of the review here.) The review assessed the challenges facing the New England fishery management system and made recommendations for improving fishery management in the region. The MPBN story features a quote from CLF’s Peter Shelley, who said that the review was “momentous” and led to “a recognition by the regulators, the council, as well as the scientists who are involved in this process, that they need to carry their load and that they need to look at ways of reforming how they do business if they’re going to achieve the kind of world-class fishery and protected resource that everyone wants.” Listen to the story and read a transcript of it here.



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