Rough Waters: The Ongoing Fight Over Regulating New England Fisheries

Publication: WGBH Radio, Boston’s NPR affiliate


08/16/2010 - On May 1, 2010, fishermen for New England’s iconic cod and other dinnertime favorites like haddock and flounder moved into a new management system called sectors. Boston’s NPR affiliate, WGBH 89.7 FM, produced a series exploring the history of New England’s fishing industry, its transition to this new cooperative way of fishing and the different forces at work – some that signal hope for the future, others that engage in an ongoing fight.

Listen to the series on the WGBH Web site.

Part One - Phillip Martin explores the history of federal regulations for fishing.
Part Two - Rachel Gotbaum examines the transition from "Days at Sea" to "Sectors."
Part Three - Phillip Martin looks at the alarming decline in local fish populations.
Part Four - Rachel Gotbaum discovers what a small fishing community has done to turn the tide.

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