Massachusetts Lawmakers Call for Observer Waiver to Continue Past July 31
With just days left before the redeployment of observers will begin in the Greater Atlantic Region, Massachusetts lawmakers called on NOAA Fisheries to extend the waiver as long as is necessary.
In a letter to NOAA leadership, the delegation asked for a delay of the at-sea monitoring requirement for the Northeast groundfish fishery citing rising cases in coastal areas in the region including Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Virginia communities.
“As Senator Tarr’s June 30, 2020 letter to you, the commercial fishing industry remains among the most vulnerable..."
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