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Fishing Industry to Start Paying for Federally Mandated At-Sea Monitoring

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) budget for at-sea monitoring (ASM) of the Northeast multi-species groundfish fishery ran dry on February 16th, and today the fishing industry is to start picking up the tab for the federally mandated program. … Continue reading

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Oceana Sues National Marine Fisheries Service

In order to restore New England’s groundfish populations to healthy levels, we need enough monitoring to enforce scientifically based catch limits. Impartial observers on fishing vessels are crucial in getting accurate data on how many fish are being taken out … Continue reading

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Pacific Fishery Management Council Adopted Fishery Ecosystem Plan

“Clearly, federal managers have gotten the message that the days of crisis-based management, managing for a single species, and how to maximize catches are over.” -Ben Enticknapp of Oceana. On Tuesday, the Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted the Fishery Ecosystem … Continue reading

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