Managers May Open Closed Areas to Groundfishing
October 2, 2012
CapeCodOnline: Thousands of square miles of ocean that have been off-limits to fishing for the past 16 to 18 years could be reopened in May  to help offset the effects of anticipated drastic reductions in fishing quotas.
On the final day of its 3-day meeting in Plymouth, the New England Fishery Management Council was almost unanimous in voting Thursday [September 27] to include a proposal that would allow access to portions of 5 large closed areas as part of new regulations covering bottom-feeding fish stocks such as cod, haddock and flounder.
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