The New England Fishery Management Council’s been closing in on public hearings for a fish habitat plan that’s been 11 years in the making. They’re now stalled over overlaps between groundfish closed areas and habitat closed areas, with the commercial industry pushing for more openings. A recent blog from Rip Cunningham looks at what these rule changes could mean for rec fishermen and why we should make some noise about this:

As he says, we should take the time to read and comment now, or we’ll likely end up reading and weeping later. What do you think?