FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
CONTACT OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
202-482-4883Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Announces Harvest Limit Increases for Northeast Fishermen
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced that he is raising fishing limits on several fish stocks based on new scientific analysis, delivering on a commitment he made to Northeast fishermen and members of Congress.
“I directed Dr. Lubchenco to undertake new assessments of several stocks out of concern for the Northeast’s fishermen and their families,” Locke said. “The full scientific review shows this year’s commercial catch limits can be raised and not harm critical stock rebuilding efforts.”