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New England fishermen turn a corner after a year under new management

April 26, 2011

We've heard a lot in the media about the challenges facing New England fishermen after decades of declining fisheries.  A year after trying out new management, the media is reporting on the progress.  They're finding general consensus that fishermen don't want to go back to the old days-at-sea program and instead prefer the sectors program.

It's not hard to see why – many fishermen are reporting having their best years ever while catching higher quality fish, discarding less, making more money and taking fewer trips.

Check out these articles about the New England management system:

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