Dogfish: Fishermen still struggle, despite quota hike, MSC label

BATH, ME – The spiny dogfish quota for the 2012-2013 fishing season is 35.6 million pounds, up from a 6-millionpound quota only six years ago. The increase is welcome news to fishermen facing what they perceive to be a fartoo- abundant resource, but has yet to translate into better pay for fishermen.

Restrictions on the harvest of spiny dogfish in recent years boggled the minds of fishermen who wondered why any limits were needed given the tremendous glut of dogfish in the ocean.


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