NOAA Report Paints Dismal Picture of Groundfish Fishery

Photo courtesy NOAA.
Photo courtesy NOAA.

Gloucester Times: The Northeast groundfish fishery performed at an almost historically low level in 2012, with alarming declines in landings and gross revenues and a continuing downward spiral in the number of vessels actively fishing, according to a report released yesterday by NOAA.

The 120-page document—basically a state-of-the-fishery report—paints a stark picture of America’s oldest commercial fishery, using the most somber hues to press the current, and escalating, fishing crisis into ever sharper relief.

Read more about the NOAA report detailing the decline in the Northeast groundfishery.