NE Delegation Tries to Avert Huge Cod Quota Cuts

Atlantic Cod, photo NOAA.

Morning Sentinel: Members of New England’s congressional delegation are asking federal fisheries regulators for more flexibility in setting cod catch limits for next year as the region’s already struggling groundfish industry faces the potential for even more severe cuts.

In a letter sent this week to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials, 12 senators and House members from the New England—including all 4 from Maine—urged NOAA to carefully consider options to avoid what are expected to be massive cuts in the allowable catch of Atlantic cod.

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