Herring Buffer Zone
Cape Fishermen Speak Up Against Destructive Fishing Methods
The midwater trawl fleet for sea herring is too big for our coastal waters. A buffer zone can protect our local fisheries.
The Fishermen's Alliance is working hard alongside local fishermen to push for a buffer zone off the backside of Cape Cod that would prohibit industrial herring trawlers from fishing in nearshore waters. (The huge vessels can still fish farther offshore.)
We believe this buffer zone can protect Cape Cod fish populations and allow our small-boat fishing industry to thrive.
Local fishermen speak out about herring trawlers' impact on the ecosystem and their small businesses and why we need a buffer zone.
Donate today to support our ongoing work to protect Cape Cod's marine environment and its small-boat fishing way of life.