In three months New England cod fishermen will have to drastically reduce the size of their harvests following a decision this week by the New England Fishery Management Council to make steep cuts to the amount of of the fish that may be harvested every season.
What does NEFMC stand for?
NEFMC stands for New England Fishery Management Council
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John Pappalardo, chairman and CEO of the Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen's Association and New England Fishery Management Council chairman, acknowledges that Cape Cod's 50-plus commercial fleet captains are annually landing more than 4 million pounds of scallops, ground fish, skate, dogfish, tuna, striped bass, conch and monkfish.
For instance, the New England Fishery Management Council used several sources of data from both the state and federal levels, including studies spanning four decades.
Today, the New England Fishery Management Council - the regional governing body for fisheries - will vote on a new management plan at its meeting in Portland, Maine, that could help assure a future for both fish and fishermen.
The interim fishery management plan of the New England Fishery Management Council has emphasized minimum fish size and minimum mesh size regulations, using also closed seasons and closed areas to protect spawning fish.