Feds Aim to Bump up Limit on Vital Fish Stock

Publication: Bloomberg Businessweek

Author: Jay Lindsay


06/17/2010 - Federal regulators are looking to allow fishermen to catch nearly six times the original limit of a key groundfish stock after fishermen said it was set so low it would sabotage the Northeast industry.

The National Marine Fisheries Service said Wednesday that a preliminary analysis of new science indicates fishermen can catch about 35 million pounds of pollock this year without overfishing the stock. The current allotment is about 6 million pounds.

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Peter Baker of the Pew Environment Group said in the past, NMFS "would just sit and wait until next year, but they understood that there was some urgency."

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