Mass. Lobstermen Worry they are the Next Target for NOAA's Fishery Observers
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Gloucester Times] by Sean Horgan - June 4, 2015
For years, local lobstermen have watched from the periphery as the groundfish industry and federal regulators have waged their mighty battles over stock assessments, closed areas, slashed quotas and regulatory issues, including the presence of observers on the groundfish boats.
For some Gloucester lobstermen, such as Mark Ring and Arthur “Sooky” Sawyer, the visage often has prompted an ominous thought:
“We’re next,” Ring said. “That’s how it feels.”
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