The Bycatch That Gives You a Haddock
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [ecoRI News] By NICOLE St. CLAIR KNOBLOCH - November 4, 2016
Federal government to start pilot program to use cameras on herring trawlers, while New England states move to loosen rules on haddock
Starting in October, the federal government began a pilot project to test electronic monitoring on midwater herring trawlers fishing in “groundfish closed” areas off the coast of New England, two of which are in the rich spawning grounds on the continental shelf known as Georges Bank. The yearlong project will help regulators decide whether cameras can replace people as observers to regulate herring trawlers’ catch of haddock.
But before the study is finished, the New England Fishery Management Council will be working to loosen ...
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