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A Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew from Cape Cod, Mass., pulled three people from the water more than 100 miles off the coast after their vessel sank Monday.(U.S. Coast Guard photo)

US Coast Guard Rescues Canadian Fishermen Off Massachusetts

A Coast Guard rescue helicopter from Massachusetts has rescued three Canadian fishermen who had to abandon their boat 150 miles offshore.

07/20/2015

Right Whales spotted off Plymouth (CBS)

61 Right Whales Spotted In Cape Cod Bay In 2 Weeks

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is asking boaters and fishermen to slow down in Cape Cod Bay and be on the lookout for critically endangered whales.

05/04/2015

Fishermen (WBZ-TV photo)

Fishermen Fear Looming Cost Of At-Sea Monitors This Summer

New England fishermen of important food species like cod and haddock say the looming cost of paying for at-sea monitors could put them out of business this year.

05/03/2015

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Gov.-Elect Baker Meets With Gloucester Fishermen

Massachusetts Governor-elect Charlie Baker is vowing to support the state’s fishing industry as he questions the research that led federal regulators on Monday to close commercial and recreational cod fishing in parts of the Gulf of Maine.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/15/2014

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable. (US Coast Guard photo)

Coast Guard Rescues 4 Fishermen Off Nantucket

Coast Guard crew members rescued four fishermen about 25 miles southeast of Nantucket, after their boat started taking on water.

11/09/2014

The population of gray seals in New England has rebounded after they were all but wiped out by the mid-20th century. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Booming New England Gray Seal Population Prompts Some To Call For Hunt

Environmentalists cheer the resurgence but many fishermen say the seals interfere with fishing charters and steal catch.

07/20/2014

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Gloucester Fisherman Pushes Congress For Disaster Aid

A top fishing industry advocate has told a Congressional committee that New England fishermen need major improvements in fishing law, but first they need disaster aid.

09/14/2013

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Pilot Fish Survey Taps Into Industry Expertise

Scientists this month completed a pilot project to measure the health of flatfish species off New England that relied heavily on the expertise of fishermen, right down to using their trawlers.

08/31/2013

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Local Fishing Industry Looking To Dogfish For Help

Fishermen desperate for revenues are learning to love the ornery dogfish, and they’re hoping the government can help them persuade seafood eaters to do the same.

07/05/2013

Dozens gathered at a vigil in Gloucester for two missing fishermen.

Vigil Held For Fishermen Lost At Sea

A vigil was held in Gloucester for two fishermen who were lost at sea last week.

12/23/2012

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