Sustainability of Maine’s Groundfish Industry

October 14, 2008

Field Hearing

This field hearing will address the impacts of impending changes to the regulatory structure of the New England Multispecies (groundfish) Fishery on Maine’s fishing industry.

The hearing will focus on three major topics: 1) the development of and need for the proposed changes; 2) the state of the science that informs New England’s fisheries managers; and 3) the long-term viability of Maine’s groundfish industry and ways to ensure a future for the traditional fishing communities.

Opening Remarks

  • Dr. James W. Balsiger

    Acting Assistant Administrator
    NOAA Fisheries Service
  • Mr. Colin Cunningham

    Vice Chair
    New England Fishery Management Council
  • Mr. Glenn Libby

    Midcoast Fishermen’s Association
    Libby Testimony (111.86 KB)
  • Ms. Sally McGee

    New England Fisheries Policy Director
    Environmental Defense Fund
    McGee Testimony (98.48 KB)
  • Mr. James Odlin

    Vessel Owner
    Atlantic Trawlers Fishing, Inc.
    Odlin Testimony (20.78 KB)
  • Mr. Terry Stockwell

    Director of External Affairs
    Maine Department of Marine Resources
  • Dr. Daniel Holland

    Research Scientist
    Gulf of Maine Research Institute