Top Federal Fisheries Officials to Meet with RI Fishing Community
September 5, 2012 -- Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced that the top
regional officials from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
will be in Rhode Island on Monday, September 10 to hear directly from
Rhode Island fishermen about issues facing the industry.
John K. Bullard, who was recently appointed to head the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Northeast Regional Office of
the National Marine Fisheries Service, and Bill Karp, who was recently
named Science and Research Director for NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries
Science Center, will hold a “listening session” with stakeholders and
members of the public concerned with challenges facing the fishing
The meeting is scheduled to be held at Superior Trawl in Point Judith.
Bullard has held a series of public meetings around the NMFS Northeast
Region, which stretches from Maine to North Carolina, and says he wants
to hear from fishermen, scientists, environmentalists, seafood dealers
and processors, aquaculture industry and other members of the interested
public about not only the challenges they are facing, but also what
success looks like.
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