Overfishing Report

FILE — Scott Beede returns an undersized lobster while checking traps off Mount Desert, Maine, May 21, 2012. America's commercial fishing industry fell 10% in catch volume and 15% in value during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, federal regulators said Thursday, May 12, 2022. Some of the largest value seafood species were once again New England staples, such as lobster, and sea scallops.