Conservation Law Foundation Petitions Commerce to Immediately End Overfishing of Atlantic Cod
Boston-based Conservation Law Foundation delivered a 74-page petition to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and to the Gloucester NOAA Fisheries office yesterday demanding that the agency take immediate action to end the unlawful overfishing of New England’s Atlantic cod.
“Our regional managers have lost control of and abandoned the cod fishery,” said Peter Shelley, CLF’s senior counsel.
“After decades of reckless decision-making, Atlantic cod populations are now in crisis. To give this iconic species a chance at survival and recovery, the federal government must take...
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