Tagged success of sectors

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 18

News highlights from this week: more fisherman innovation, making “The Deadliest Catch” less deadly, fishermen speak out in support of sectors, and Governor Patrick seeks disaster assistance funding for Massachusetts fishermen. … More Info »

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 »

Fishermen to Council: Sectors are working; don’t make any drastic changes

“Stability” was the key word at last week’s workshop convened by the New England Fishery Management Council to discuss lessons learned from the groundfish fishery’s first year under the sector management system. The two-day meeting, held in Portland, Maine, brought together NEFMC members and staff, sector representatives, and members of the fishing community and public to share their experiences under the new management system and discuss ways the system could be improved going forward. … 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »