"Fishermen who filled their quotas are taking a larger hit than those that didn't," Bangor harvester Howard Frye told Commissioner Patrick Keliher and the DMR staff running the hearing.
That could happen in the future, Keliher
said, but there is much work to do before the commission will consider a conservation credit.
Last season, according to DMR
, 887 harvesters were active in the fishery and 371 of them filled their individual quotas.
Hancock fisherman Babe Stanley had a different view of things.
"I think you guys have done a hell of a job," Stanley told Keliher
"We're new to the game," Micmac tribal representative Norman Bernard told Keliher, "but we'd like to get more quota for the tribe."