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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

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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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Dogfish Catch Limit Increased For New England Fishermen

Regulators are again increasing the catch limit on the spiny dogfish, a species fishermen have long said is far too abundant.

10/27/2012

Coast Guard crews warn offshore boaters about Hurricane Sandy.

Coast Guard Heads Out To Warn Ships To Stay Out Of Sandy’s Path

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.

10/26/2012

Lobster boat (File Image)

Scituate Prepares For Hurricane Sandy

Fishermen and boaters are heeding early warnings about the storm moving up the east coast.

10/24/2012

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