It has been one year since fishermen in the Northeast began using a new system for regulating how much they could catch.
Until 12 months ago, the quantity of flounder, wolffish, cod and other groundfish that could be hauled in was kept in check by a system that limited the number of days a fisherman could be at sea. A lot of people who made their living from the ocean went bust and there were questions about the effectiveness of the days-at-sea regulations. But the new system is also being heavily criticized. It's called “sectors,” and it essentially works like a cooperative, pooling fishing rights based on past histories of members.
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