February 2017 NAMA Final Comments on Fleet Diversity Amendment

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Comments on the seven-year Fleet Diversity amendment process, also known as Amendment 18. The Amendment goals were to fix the problems associated with New England’s Catch Share policy for managing groundfish. Instead of fixing, New England decision-makers ignored the vast majority of fishermen and the public who weighed-in as well as ignored their responsibility to protect the fish and the fishermen. The result was an amendment that maintains the status quo.

02_2017 A18 Comments