Cod Regulations Threaten Recreational Fishing
January 6, 2015
Charter boat captains are concerned that federal regulations are threatening New England recreational fishing, according to an article on NewburyportNews.com.
Emergency measures imposed by federal fishing authorities have closed inshore fishing sectors in the Gulf of Maine to any type of cod fishing, recreational and commercial. And captains say tourist dollars will be lost if they can’t take people fishing on charter and partyboats, where bottom fishing is a major draw.