05/21/2008 - Peter Baker of the Pew Environment Group, Roger Fleming of Earthjustice, and Pam Lyons-Gromen of the National Coalition for Marine Conservation discuss the report “Out of Balance: Industrial Fishing and the Threat to Our Ocean" and the problems and solutions it presents.
The report exposes a threat to New England's coastal waters that has gone largely unnoticed in recent decades: the mismanagement of the commercial Atlantic herring industry.
The report details the pivotal role Atlantic herring play in the region’s ecosystem and economy, and charts the growth of the industrial-scale herring fleet that jeopardizes the health of this key resource.
The release of the report was announced at a press conference in Portland, Maine on the eve of the second public hearing for Amendment 4 Scoping.
Listen to the tele-press briefing on the Herring Alliance Web site.
Read more about the report "Out of Balance: Industrial Fishing and the Threat to Our Ocean."