Portland Press Herald: With drastic cuts to the commercial cod and haddock fishery mandated at the end of January, many recreational groundfish anglers are wondering, “Are we next?”
It seems recreational anglers have gained a reprieve, if only for now. The New England Fisheries Management Council’s Recreational Advisory Panel last month approved recreational cod and haddock bag limits for the 2013 season, and they are thankfully similar to 2012. While they still need federal approval, that should be forthcoming.
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