NE Groundfishing Fleet Shrinks in 2011

Photo courtesy NOAA.

Gloucester Times: The NOAA Fisheries Science Center has published an analysis of the 2011 Northeast groundfishery—the second year of catch share-trading activity and the last year of optimism in a fishery that has descended into a recognized “disaster.”

And the report acknowledges the size of the fleet diminishing while the “economic performance” of the survivors “has generally improved.”

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