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.
Coast Guard crew members rescued four fishermen about 25 miles southeast of Nantucket, after their boat started taking on water.
Environmentalists cheer the resurgence but many fishermen say the seals interfere with fishing charters and steal catch.
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.
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.
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.
A vigil was held in Gloucester for two fishermen who were lost at sea last week.
Regulators are again increasing the catch limit on the spiny dogfish, a species fishermen have long said is far too abundant.
The Coast Guard is gearing up for Hurricane Sandy. On Friday, a C-144 flew out of Air Station Cape Cod, with the crew broadcasting an alert to offshore fishermen.
Fishermen and boaters are heeding early warnings about the storm moving up the east coast.