NEFMC Closed Area Technical Team Meeting Rescheduled to Nov. 6, 2012
October 31, 2012 -- The Closed Area Technical Team (CATT) will review and discuss analysis of Framework 48 measures that would allow groundfish sectors to request exemptions from non-EFH portions of the year round groundfish closed areas, including Closed Area I, Closed Area II, the Nantucket Lightship Area, the Western Gulf of Maine Area, and the Cashes Ledge Area. Presented analyses will be included in the Affected Environment and Impact Analysis sections of the Framework 48 document.
Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2012
From the South:
May 20, 2013 -- Fishing is a profession often passed down from one generation to the next. Many lobstermen in Maine fish the same bottom their fathers and grandfathers fished, and the same holds true of fishermen father offshore as well. Yet increasingly, anecdotal evidence has suggested that the old faithful fishing spots are no longer quite so reliable.