Tagged Sectors

Seafoodnews.com: Gloucester, New Bedford Mayors foolishly endorsing crazies in New England

Yesterday, Seafoodnews.com ran an editorial by publisher John Sackton expressing his views that the mayors of Gloucester and New Bedford, along with other outspoken critics of sector management in New England, are spending their time foolishly promoting conspiracy theories about … 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 »

Reactions to the NEFSC Interim Report on the Groundfish Fishery

Last week, NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) released the Interim Report for Fishing Year 2010 on the Performance of the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery (May 2010-January 2011), which examines gross revenues, fishing effort, average vessel performance, distribution of revenues, … More Info »

Interim Report on Sectors Released – Revenues are up in the Groundfish Fishery

Today, NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) released the Interim Report for Fishing Year 2010 on the Performance of the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery (May 2010-January 2011), which examines gross revenues, fishing effort, average vessel performance, distribution of revenues, and … More Info »

Year One: How Did Sectors Do?

When the most recent changes to fishing management for the cod, haddock and flounder we love to eat were being finalized in New England during the fall of 2009, things did not look so good: 80 percent of these groundfish … More Info »

Consolidation in the New England Groundfish Fishery is Not New: The 80-20 Rule

The first fishing year under the new sector management system came to a close last week, and while a detailed analysis of the social and economic effects of the new system has yet to be released, consolidation in the groundfish … More Info »

Fishermen Can Work Together to Improve the Fishery

Roger Fleming is an attorney with Earthjustice. Roger has been working in fisheries law in New England and Washington, D.C. since 2001. One of the most rewarding aspects of my involvement in New England fisheries management over the past 10 … More Info »

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 … More Info »

Sectors in the News: More Positive Views of the Sector System

This week, The Working Waterfront, a publication of the Island Institute, published an article with a message we’ve been seeing a lot in the news recently: sectors are working. The article, “Divide and Conquer,” highlights the opinions of a diverse … More Info »

Today’s must-read: “New catch limits signal success of new fish rules”

This editorial in today’s edition of the Portland Press Herald makes the case again that sectors are working for New England , in light of the Department of Commerce’s recent decision to increase catch limits for 12 different groundfish stocks. … More Info »