Congress must listen to the voices that for nearly 30 years have consistently sounded the alarm about management schemes that privatize fishing rights, industrialize the ocean, and undermine our public commons.
“What hurts them and their families, hurts me … I think putting the squeeze on the very people who do the backbreaking work is unconscionable. Corporate greed at its best.”
“Sennott’s piece brings into focus what we’ve long wondered aloud: How much of the $11 billion the industry generates each year stays here … Certainly not enough.” — Joshua Amaral
“We as fishermen pour our hearts out to the (scallop leasing) committee. And they sit there with a straight face like they have already made their decision.” — Fishing Captain Justin Mello