Scientist calls for catch share moratorium

'System may not be economically viable,' leading research biologist tells industry officials

Posted on February 18, 2010 by Richard Gaines, Gloucester Daily Times

Brian Rothschild, a nationally influential research biologist revered in most New England's ports, has proposed a one-year moratorium in the regional imposition of catch shares, a re-engineering of the fishing industry that is to start May 1 when cooperatives will begin working off allocations.

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