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Good monitoring imperative in herring count
March 31, 2010
Newburyport Daily News
To the editor:
In recent months there has been a lot discussion about the large quota cuts in the Atlantic herring fishery that took place this winter. While many fishermen in this region have little doubt that much of the problem was caused by the big midwater trawl fleet, another reason behind the cuts is uncertainty in the herring science. While there is a lot of debate about the cause of this uncertainty, it is possible that poor data is one of these causes.