Fishing off Gloucester (File Photo from Facebook)

Disaster Relief Sought For New England Fishermen

Mass. lawmakers issued a joint statement asking President Barack Obama’s administration to issue a disaster declaration.


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Fishermen, Environmentalists & Regulators To Meet Over Yellowtail Catch Limits

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.


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Six Local Lawmakers Ask For Emergency Review Of Cod Population

New England lawmakers are asking the U.S. Commerce Secretary for an emergency assessment of the abundance of cod in the Gulf of Maine.


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Leaders Meet In NH To Discuss Dire Future Of Cod Fishing

Fishermen, scientists and rulemakers gathered Friday in New Hampshire to discuss an unexpectedly dire assessment of the health of Gulf of Maine cod and seek ways the fishing industry can weather it.


A fisherman climbs aboard the boat of Tom Quinton.

Scalloper Rescues Three Fishermen After Mayday Call

Three friends who were out on a fishing trip Saturday south of Martha’s Vineyard, had to jump ship after their boat began to sink


Lobster Liberation (Photo Credit: Kurukulla Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies)

Buddhists Free Lobsters Off Gloucester, Lobstermen Recapture Them

Do you believe in Karma? Some local lobstermen were either the beneficiaries of good Karma or they were testing Karma’s hands.


(AP Photo/Lynn Dombek)

Officials Consider Protections For Small Boat Fishermen

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.


(AP Photo/Lynn Dombek)

Commerce Secretary Orders Some Fishing Fines Returned

The U.S. Commerce Secretary has ordered tens of thousands of dollars in fines returned to fishermen after a special investigator determined the penalties were excessive or unjust.


file photo (credit: MYCHELE DANIAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Propose Raising Fishing Limit On Sea Scallop Catch

Federal fisheries managers have proposed raising the limit on the lucrative sea scallop catch.


(AP Photo/Lynn Dombek)

Feds To Examine Economic Impact Of Fishing Catch Limits

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.





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