NH Joins Fishery Lawsuit Against NOAA

Photo courtesy NOAA.
Photo courtesy NOAA.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts now has company in its suit against NOAA.

The state attorney general’s lawsuit, which claims NOAA — in violation of the Magnuson Stevens Act — disregarded the devastating economic impact on fishing communities such as Gloucester generated by its staggering cuts in catch limits, now includes the state of New Hampshire as a co-plaintiff.

New Hampshire last week filed a motion seeking “permissive intervention” in U.S. District Court in Boston primarily to protect the interests of the state’s “unique small-boat fisheries industry that is not adequately represented by any other party or intervener.”

Read more: Gloucester Times