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    April 9, 2010

    Alternative bait called unsafe for Gulf of Maine

    Lobsterman Gerry Cushman said April 9 that the most important issue lobstermen are facing is the danger presented by the use of alternative bait due to shortages in herring. Recently the New England Fishery Management Council cut allowable herring landings for the fishing years 2010 through 2012 by nearly 40 percent. "We could be putting bait on that could be killing groundfish," Cushman said. He said some ...

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