US District Court Judge Gladys Kessler has found that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has failed to stem the decline of Atlantic river herring and shad populations due to the overfishing by the New England industrial fishing fleet.
Oceans scientist Steve Murawski has got some good news for our fishermen clients in New England: there may be more fish to catch next year. If you remember, many fishermen had to retire their nets because of too few fish. In an Associated Press report, Murawski heralds the end of overfishing as a result of a…
This brief filed by Earthjustice on behalf of the Midcoast Fishermenâ€™s Association argues that the federal government is ignoring ten years worth of data documenting bycatch by high-volume herring ships in areas identified as spawning grounds and sanctu
This document was filed by a coalition of New England fishermen seeking to support Earthjustice and the Midcoast Fishermenâ€™s Assocationâ€™s lawsuit to ban industrial herring trawlers from critical fishing grounds.