Written by Tampa Bay Times
March 2, 2016
Under federal fisheries management, red snapper populations in the Gulf of Mexico are recovering and the boating and fishing industries have grown. But on Thursday, a U.S. Senate committee will hear a proposal that could gut a decade of recovery and growth for both. The idea floated by Sen. David Vitter, R-La., would create a piecemeal system by extending the state waters of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi from 3 miles to 9. In addition, his plan would loosen some of the stronger tenets of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act — like science-based rebuilding timelines and annual catch limits.
Written by New Bedford Standard Times
February 29, 2016
They called him “The Codfather” and like his namesake in the movies, everybody secretly loved him.
Sure, he was a rough, tough guy who said “mother------” every other sentence.
Sure, he liked to brag about how he got the money to buy his first boat might not have all been on the “up and up.”
But he was a big success.
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The Northeast Fisheries Science Center has announced that Dr. Jon Hare has been selected to serve as the permanent science and research director effective Oct. 31.Read more ...
It’s no secret that fraud is a problem in the seafood industry. Oceana repeatedly touts a mislabeling epidemic. While their method has been criticized, the perception of rampant fraud has been established.Read more ...