Bullard offering no relief to groundfishermen

There is more bad news for New England fishermen in the lead-up to next week’s highly anticipated meeting of the New England Fishery Management Council.

NOAA Fisheries Northeast director John K. Bullard informed the council in a letter that there is no room left under the law to allow anything but a total stop to overfishing for Gulf of Maine cod and haddock.

“The bad news is there are no fish,” Bullard, a former New Bedford mayor, told The Standard-Times. “That’s the bad news that we’ve got to face.”

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