The commercial fishing industry won two big battles at the bruising New England Fishery Management Council meetings this week, the first on habitat and the final on the council’s vote to seek emergency measures to suspend the bulk of at-sea monitoring of groundfish boats for the remainder of the 2015 fishing season.

That doesn’t mean at-sea monitoring is going to be removed for the remainder of the 2015 commercial fishing season. Not by a long shot.

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Jessica Hathaway is the former editor in chief of National Fisherman.

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