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defending new england's family fisherpeople

Posted: September 29 2015

The next generation of fisherpeople are facing policies that force consolidation, privatization, and corporate takeover of the ocean and rights to fish. In 2010, the New England Fisheries Management Council implemented a Catch Share policy to manage New England's fish populations. At the time, the council promised protections against Fleet Consolidation for family fisherpeople. The council has failed to keep their promise.
This wednesday you have the opportunity to stand up against policy makers who have not upheld their word in protecting those on the small scale. GET THE FULL STORY here!