NAMA Comments to Groundfish Committee April 13 2011

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NAMA urges the New England Fisheries Management Council (NEFMC) to set protections in order to achieve its own stated goals and objectives which includes: maintain inshore and offshore fleets, maintain a diverse fleet in terms of gear type, geographic location and boat size, and prevent excessive consolidation by any one entity. Currently the NEFMC has no plan to achieve these goals and that is a threat to coastal communities, the health of our oceans, and the security of our food system.

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