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2010-08-18 15:21:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lee Crockett, director of federal fisheries policy for The Pew Environment Group, issued this statement today in response to the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's decision to increase the quota for summer flounder by 7.35 million pounds to 29.48 million pounds for 2011. This reflects an 86.9 percent increase from a low of 15.77 million pounds in 2008. A National Marine Fisheries Service assessment indicated that the rebuilding plan is...

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2009-11-12 13:22:48

For years New England fishermen have had to steam farther and farther from shore to find the cod, haddock and winter flounder that make up their catches, The Associated Press reported. According to a new federal study documenting the warming waters of the North Atlantic, the typical fish most often caught for commercial purposes could eventually change to the Atlantic croaker, red hake and summer flounder normally found to the south. Janet Nye, a fishery biologist with the National Oceanic...

2009-07-23 11:53:00

Report analyzes economic benefits of rebuilding efforts and costs of delays WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the Pew Environment Group reveals significant potential financial benefits of rebuilding four fish species in the Mid-Atlantic: summer flounder, black sea bass, butterfish and bluefish. The report, Investing in Our Future: The Economic Case for Rebuilding Mid-Atlantic Fish Populations, provides a new analysis and estimates direct financial...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

By Kirk Moore, Asbury Park Press, N.J. Aug. 6--A scientific reappraisal of the East Coast summer flounder stock shows the flatfish population is much closer to a full recovery than previously thought, a finding that could allow the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council to move today toward allowing a modest increase in fishermen's catches for 2009. "This is the first time in years that overfishing is not occurring," said scientist James Weinberg of the federal fisheries science...


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