After more than a year under the new groundfish sector management system, stakeholders in New England are examining what progress has been made and what refinements to the system are needed. Emilie Litsinger, EDF's NE Groundfish Project Manager, recently authored two op-eds that examine why sectors are better than the old system, and how sectors will work even better for fishermen by making some improvements, such as reducing at-sea monitoring costs, setting accumulation limits and allowing for unused quota to carry over into future fishing seasons.
Read Emilie's op-eds:
Reviewing a year of fishing-sector management
The Providence Journal
October 7, 2011
A perfect time to talk about groundfish solutions
New Bedford-Standard Times
September 29, 2011