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A Way Forward for Coastal Communities – Bullard Says NOAA is on Fishermen’s Side

We’ve done all of this to help soften the blow of quota cuts. But more can be done. -John Bullard, Northeast Administrator NOAA In an opinion piece the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAAS)’s John Bullard penned for today’s Gloucester … Continue reading

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“Best Scientific Information Available” at Center of New England Fisheries Crisis

We know that for some fishing communities that have relied heavily on cod, haddock and flounder, the next several years are going to be a struggle. We’ve done everything we can to include measures that may help soften the blow of … Continue reading

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The Future of Fisheries – Is the Magnuson-Stevens Act up to the Challenge?

When the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hosts its upcoming Washington summit…on the future of U.S. fisheries, it will mark the first step in the effort to again reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This meeting of stakeholders at Managing Our Nation’s … Continue reading

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