Massachusetts sues NOAA over fishing restrictionsPosted on
Massachusetts attorney general Martha Coakley is suing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, alleging it using flawed science to restrict the fishing industry in the Northeast.
Coakley told reporters Thursday that the government’s recent enforcement and regulation of the fish stock represents a “callous disregard for the well-being of New England fishermen,” according to Cape Cod Today.
The suit aims to block the new rules from being further enforced or implemented, as well as provide relief to mitigate the impact that has already been felt.
The complaint, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Boston, seeks to block a recently adopted 77 percent reduction in groundfish allotments across the region that began May 1. Documents alleged that the cuts were based on antiquated stock assessments and unfounded methods, the article reported.
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