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28 June 2012 - Success!
The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) voted to comprehensively reform industrial fishing and protect river herring and American shad at sea.
On June 20, the NEFMC voted to recommend 100 percent at-sea observer coverage on industrial trawlers, a plan to weigh all catch brought to shore and measures to require sampling bycatch before it is discarded at sea. Prior to these votes, there had been no protections for river herring, fish that are critically important to the overall health of the ocean's ecosystem. Read more >>
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