To the editor:
Over the past five years NOAA has imposed strict regulations on cod and other groundfish. Our fleet has gone from 200 vessels down to about 65.
At the same time, if you can make sense out of this, NOAA has increased rental space by two thirds and has employed three times more workers.
In the last two years, our small boats have been particularly hurt due to closures of inshore fishing grounds. Now rumor has it that NOAA, in the next two or three months, will be shutting down Georges Bank, where our larger boats fish for cod, haddock and other bottom fish.
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