The Cape Codder:  “Changes due next year will put the squeeze on smaller fishermen as Federal Amendment 16 takes effect May 1. According to Dr. David Pierce, deputy director of the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries, the system is shifting away from a days-at-sea approach toward individual and group catch limits for multi-species groundfish.”

“The big question is who will be left standing?” Pierce told an audience at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies last Thursday night [Oct. 1] as part of their monthly lecture series. “Far less active fishermen than those standing and teetering now. And those left standing will likely be far better off than they are now. Many fishermen are to be sacrificed. For the greater good, that is the question.”