The Potential of the Gulf of Maine

Daniel Hildreth, National Fisherman

Over the past year, Cashes Ledge and several canyons and seamounts on or near the southern edge of Georges Bank have been proposed as national monuments. We won’t know the outcome for sure until January 2017, but the question remains: Is there a need for a few carefully selected areas in the Gulf of Maine with permanent protection from natural resource use? I believe the answer is yes.

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Focus Areas

Oceans

Places

Maine

Campaigns

Cashes Ledge