As Expected, NE Council Votes for Whiting to Remain an Open Access Fishery for License Holders
The New England fishery management council voted for no action on a plan that would have begun a limited access program for the whiting fishery.
This was expected, as the council has shown no appetite for increasing the number of limited access fisheries in the region.
There is a small mesh whiting fishery that is open to any fishermen with a groundfish license and is used primarily by smaller inshore vessels. There are some issues with bycatch...
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