Tagged New England fishermen

Glad to see New England fishermen support the sector system, take back their fishery

Yesterday, New England’s groundfishermen—from Rhode Island to Maine and from day boat to trip boat—took back their fishery from the politicians. In a letter addressed to the New England Congressional delegation, more than one hundred boat owners stated clearly that what they need most now is stability, profitability, and flexibility. In one of those moments that have happened too rarely over the past many years, all I can say is “amen.” … More Info »

Overfishing 101: New England’s First Year of Fishing Under Sectors

Lee Crockett leads the Pew Environment Group’s efforts in Washington, D.C. to establish policies to end overfishing and promote sustainable fisheries management. This post, previously published on the National Geographic blog, is the tenth in a series, “Overfishing 101.” Read … More Info »

Farewell to Pat Kurkul

Pat Kurkul recently announced that December 2011 would be the end of her tenure as Regional Director for NMFS in New England. This announcement brings to a close more than ten years of service by Pat in an extremely difficult … More Info »

A Crossroads at Sea

This summer we mark two very different anniversaries. Thirty years ago, New Englanders faced oil drilling on the iconic Georges Bank. Several active test wells were being drilled, and oil companies were gearing up for full-scale drilling operations in New … More Info »

Fishing Banks: Fleet diversity and an intro to permit banks

“Fishing Banks” is an exclusive Talking Fish series that will look at the use of permit banks to support a diverse groundfish fleet while encouraging sustainable fishing and the continued rebuilding of fish stocks. This post, the first in the … More Info »

Seafood fraud is bad news, but there are good (and delicious) ways to avoid it

Last week, Oceana released a report on seafood fraud, which occurs when seafood labeling is misleading or outright fraudulent, thus preventing consumers from knowing exactly where and how their fish was caught. The report found that seafood might be mislabeled … More Info »