Federal fisheries managers have officially announced proposed cuts in catch limits that they acknowledge will devastate the New England fleet.
New England’s fishing regulators have approved massive cuts in cod catch limits that fishermen say will trigger the collapse of the industry.
New England’s top fishing regulator says crippling new catch limits are coming and they will devastate what remains of the region’s fishing industry.
Regulators are again increasing the catch limit on the spiny dogfish, a species fishermen have long said is far too abundant.
A group assembled to find ways to help fishermen survive an 80-percent cut in the yellowtail flounder catch on George Bank is meeting next week.
Rulemakers who protect New England’s fish stocks are considering ways to make sure the small boat fishermen who chase them don’t vanish in the meantime.
Federal fisheries managers have proposed raising the limit on the lucrative sea scallop catch.
The U.S. Commerce Department said Wednesday that it’s sending experts to six Northeast ports in April to identify the financial fallout caused by federal fishing rules.
The fishing ports of Gloucester and New Bedford will make their case in federal court that key parts of new fishing regulations are illegal and should be struck down.
Sen. John Kerry is urging the federal government to declare a disaster for the Massachusetts fishing industry and raise catch limits that many fishermen claim are too low for them to make a living.