WASHINGTON. D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Guinta sent a letter to Secretary Penny Pritzker of the Commerce Department urging its immediate consideration of a proposed rule to alleviate the severe reduction in cod catch limits for recreational anglers and charter boats.
“For nearly 400 years, our Seacoast region has provided Granite Staters with thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in economic opportunities annually thanks to our fishermen, whose efforts also support our tourism and hospitality industries. However, over the years, our fishermen have been fighting against stringent federal regulations which threaten to put an end to this historic industry in New Hampshire.
It is imperative for the Commerce Department to take action on this proposed catch quota immediately to prevent any further devastating blows to our state’s fishing industry. While this amended catch quota is a step in the right direction, there’s still much more that can be done to free our fishermen from the heavy hand of government regulation. I will not stop working towards eliminating regulations and rules which continue to burden our state’s vital economic engine.”
To read the letter, please click here.