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Herring freezer vessel offers promise, raises concerns
February 01, 2007
Offshore herring stocks, not fully exploited in recent years, will be the target of a new freezer vessel based in Portland.
Supporters say the venture will reduce pressure on overexploited inshore stocks, while critics worry the freezer boat will cause economic damage to onshore processing plants in other New England states and mean less food for larger fish species and less bait for the lobster industry.