New England fishermen tell lawmakers, don’t scrap fishing system
Say new system is better than none
More than a hundred New England fishermen in ports from Maine to Rhode Island are asking lawmakers to back off efforts to kill a new management system. The letter, dated Monday, is not a love letter to the new system, which has been in place since last year, and which some fishermen vocally despise. But it says local fishermen are making it work, and scraping it would only damage the industry lawmakers are trying to save.