Bill Could Eliminate New Fishing System
October 15, 2011
Wall Street Journal: Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown and New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte on Tuesday introduced a bill that could scrap a contentious new system for managing New England’s fisheries.
Under the bill, New England’s program would be terminated if more than 15 percent of participating fishermen lost their jobs in the first year. The new system finished its first year in May, but it’s not yet known if the 15 percent threshold was reached.
The bill also requires a two-thirds vote by fishermen before any future fishery management systems are approved.