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HERRING! HOT OFF THE PRESSES: From CCHFA

Old 11-25-2019, 11:57 AM
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Dear Fishermen, Friends and Community Partners:

We are excited to share some phenomenal news, just in time for Thanksgiving!

Herring, the little fish with the huge impact on our ecosystem and economy, have finally received the protections they need, protections many of you joined with us to help create. New regulations we all supported have been approved by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "Hallelujah," as one long-time captain said.



Huge midwater trawls that hurt our inshore fishery, and starved our herring runs, now must move 12 miles off the coast from Canada to Connecticut. The Cape's backshore received special attention and a broader, 20-mile, buffer. In addition, the total amount of herring these boats will be allowed to catch will take into account the herring's role in the ecosystem, factoring in how other species such as tuna, whales, and striped bass need herring to thrive.



Basing catch limits on the health of the broader food chain is a concept fishermen across the Cape have spent years advocating for. That advocacy helped me greatly as I worked to champion that idea on the New England Fishery Management Council.



This day was 15 years in the making. This hard-won rule will dramatically benefit our environment, commercial fishermen, and the entire community.

It wouldn't have happened without your support. So on behalf of a little fish, our biggest thanks.



Sincerely,








John Pappalardo, CEO

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Music to my ears. Thank you for posting this.
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Best news in a long time.... thanking everyone who were responsible for
the new Regs to be adopted
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Wow!
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Wow - fantastic news. I think it's worth acknowledging that while the "system" is never perfect or even close, sometimes with a lot of hard work, the right thing can get done.
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Great to job to all who played a hand in making this happen! Well done.
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Nice ,
long time coming and long overdue.
thankyou to those who worked to make it happen.
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That is great news, thank you to all that helped this happen!
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Great News!!!
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Im fishinflg off chatham this morning and there are two huge factory pair trawlers on top of the eez. Pisses me off.
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are the new rules in effect yet?Or is that still in the future?
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Good stuff!! Thanks to those who worked to get this done. I'm pretty sure it wasn't easy.

sam
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I was out yesterday and like Tunee said they were alot closer than the 20 miles off.
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I dont think it takes effect this year

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"NOAA said it should have the final rule written late this year or in early 2020 for implementation in the coming fishing year."
https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20...g-restrictions
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Now lets kill the fishing for bunker by for oil and fish meal; specifically Omega Protein.
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Originally Posted by Harpoon View Post
Now lets kill the fishing for bunker by for oil and fish meal; specifically Omega Protein.
Why?

Omega Protein boats are pretty much limited to the mid Atlantic states...…
I mean, the last few years, we have seen a load of menhaden in the NE; especially you guys up near Newburyport, i.e., was up there during the summer and on either side of the Merrimack there was MILLIONS of pounds of pogies on either side of the jetties; look at Boston Harbor area the past few summers.....offshore of SNE has seen huge amounts of menhaden, i.e., 5-10 miles out in the ocean. Loads of peanuts everywhere this year also. As long as ASMFC stays on top of quota monitoring, we should be all set with menhaden.....
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Why? Because they sit at the mouth of the Chesapeake & take as much bunker as they want & then apply for an overage later. Because they do employ a few hundred people but they ruin the fisheries for millions. Because they are now foreign owned so the profits from raping a US resource go overseas. Because they’re by-catch is contributing to the decline of striped bass stocks. Because the pills they make can also be made from flax seed, employing farmers & not diminishing our forage fish.

And the only reason we are seeing bunker north of Cape Ann lately is because of the restrictions they put on the northern catch four or so years ago! Restrict them further and things will only get better!
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Show me ONE article definitively proving omegas do anything for you. No BS from holistic health rags but objective, randomized, controlled studies not funded by the OFA industry. Can't find one? That's because there are none. This has been the biggest scam of all scams in the supplement scam industry. To let these multibillion dollar companies drain 85% of the ocean's herring catch for a useless supplement is an epic shame. Kudos to the folks that got this passed.
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Fantastic News

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