February 19, 2013 — On Tuesday, February 19, 175 active fishermen and members of the Northeast Seafood Coalition wrote to 12 Senators and 13 Members of Congress from Northeastern states “to express [their] very serious distress over the recent decision by policy-makers to accept the lowest of low allowable catches for our fishery in 2013 and beyond while simultaneously expecting an industry on the brink of economic ruin to absorb monitoring costs.”