Wishing Doesn't Make it So
National Fisherman
April 2014

Partner Andrew Minkiewicz and associate Anne Hawkins authored the National Fisherman article “Wishing doesn't make it so.” The article discusses how it has been 10 years since the New England Fishery Management Council published a notice of intent to develop its Essential Fish Habitat Omnibus Amendment. After 10 years of debate and analysis, the council is on the verge of finally sending the amendment out for public comment. Andrew and Anne explain that the reason that this process has taken 10 years is that there is simply no scientific basis that supports designating broad-scale closed areas off New England.

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