11th Hour Rally For Groundfish

by Laurie Schreiber


United We Fish rally, Washington D.C., Feb. 24 (l to r) Bruce Tarr, Sen. Gloucester, Anne Margaret Ferrante, Rep. Gloucester, U.S. Rep. John Tierney, MA, U.S. Representative Barney Frank, Newton, MA., at podium. More than 3,000 fishermen and supporters gathered in Washington seeking changes to historic management policies that go into effect May 1. Many small boat fishermen expect to be forced out of business. ©Photo by Sam Murfitt

Implementation of a sector management system for the Northeast groundfishery is swiftly progressing.

The cutting-edge management system will be up and running for its inaugural year on April 1, and will affect 98 percent of the groundfish fishery in the Northeast.

There was considerable interest at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum in the progress that fishermen and federal managers have made in developing the 17 sectors along the Northeast coast that have submitted operation plans. Nineteen sectors were authorized by Amendment 16 to the Groundfish Management Plan.


Bill Crowe

Scholarship Fund

Accepting Applications




Undergraduates attending a two- or four-year college who are in at least the second year of their program or students who are in at least the second semester of their Certificate Program will be eligible.

Applications will be accepted through April 25.


Scholarships will be awarded by a random drawing.


Write or email for application form to:

The Bill Crowe Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 253,
Gouldsboro, ME 04607


E-mail: info@fishermensvoice.com



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