New MA Fishery Advisory Panel Formed

Commercial boats in New Bedford harbor. Photo by ##http://newenglandboating.com/photographers/tom-croke## Tom Croke##

Gloucester Times: A high-profile federal fishing advisory board, including major industry figures from Gloucester, New Bedford and Cape Cod and aimed at providing a research and policy counterweight to the federal fisheries regulatory system, has been organized by Congressman William Keating.

Brian Rothschild, the chief marine scientist at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, will be chairman.

“Fisheries management is stagnant,” Rothschild said in remarks at the introduction of the board last week in Plymouth. “Many suggestions and requests have been made to move management forward, yet these suggestions and requests are not addressed.

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