Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust Buys 4.2 Million Pounds in West Coast Groundfish Quota for Local Fleets
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] September 15, 2015
The Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust has acquired more than $1 million in commercial groundfish fishing quota from The Nature Conservancy.
The purchase, equal to about 4.2 million annual quota pounds, is the first move that secures the fishing rights for the long-term benefit of the Monterey Bay community the Trust said in a press release.
“Thanks to The Nature Conservancy’s contribution, the Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust will be able to support our local, family-owned fishing businesses,” said David Crabbe, commercial fisherman and Board President of the Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust. “This will provide stability for our local ports and waterfront businesses, and it will ensure that future fishermen have access to this important fishery for years to come.”
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