There was another recent article, this one in the Wire, about New Hampshire’s seafood industry and the effects the new regulations will have. The article, written by Matt Kanner, titled “Staying Afloat” came out on April 29, just before the May 1 rule change. Local fishermen commented on the projected terror the rules will have on the local industry:
“From 2009 to 2010, the difference in allocation for harvesting ability will be reduced in the vicinity of 70 to 75 percent,” said Padi Anderson, whose family has two commercial fishing boats in Rye Harbor. “It will compromise our industry—and by compromising our industry, I mean very possibly collapse New Hampshire’s fishing industry.”
The article highlighted many efforts being made to help support the industry in new and hopefully meaningful ways. This article also spent time discussing what consumers can do to help the fishing industry here in New Hampshire. From trying different, seasonal fish varieties to eating the whole fish there were several things mentioned that anyone can do.
The article covered a spectrum of fish-related hot topics. Read the article.
Also, see the earlier article we blogged about, http://blog.seacoasteatlocal.org/2010/04/26/in-the-news-locals-say-rules-could-dry-up-fishing-business/.