The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.
Baby Haddock: Now legal, but is it healthy for the fishing industry?
The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries recently amended the state’s regulations to complement federal groundfish regulations. The minimum size of commercial Gulf of Maine haddock has been reduced from 18 to 16 inches. Similar adjustments were made regarding other species of groundfish.
Romeo Solviletti of Steve Connolly Seafood in Gloucester explains how what sounds like an easing of catch regulations hurts the fishery, the industry and in the long run, the consumer.
Photos © Kathy Chapman 2013
Video © Marty Luster 2013