I APPLAUD the Globe for its continuing coverage of the fishing industry in New England, but I see a glaring omission. Even the Globe insert sponsored by the New England Fishery Management Council, NOAA, and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries fails to mention mackerel, a fish that for centuries sustained New England.

As a boy in the 1950s, I remember Lucky Williams in Swampscott hauling in his dories loaded with mackerel ready for the market. What has happened to this fish? Are efforts under way, as with cod, to bring this fish back to market? If not, there should be.


Jay Sadlon