Objections Raised Over Proposed Lobster Rules

 

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton
U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton

Salem News: U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton and 4 other members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation have stepped into the fray over expanded federal monitoring of the state’s lobstermen, saying NOAA’s plan appears “duplicative and unnecessary.”

NOAA, citing the need to adhere to more stringent regulations for recording bycatch and discard data, announced earlier this summer it is significantly expanding the monitoring coverage for lobstermen with state and federal permits, while also mandating they complete vessel trip reports.

Read more about the objection to proposed lobster regulations.