By SeafoodSource staff
Published on 30 April, 2013
Federal regulators have officially released new rules for the 2013 fishing year in New England that implement broad cuts in catch limits on key fish stocks.
The reductions became official Tuesday, a day after fishermen rallied at a Boston fish pier and called for changes to ease some cuts. The 2013 fishing season begins Wednesday.
The most severe of the reductions is a 78 percent year-to-year cut in the catch limit for Gulf of Maine cod.