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New England Crisis Highlights Running Dispute Over US Fishing Laws

The law that governs the nation’s fisheries was passed 36 years ago to oust foreign boats working in U.S. waters. Today, New England fishermen wonder if it will soon oust them.

10/06/2012

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Lawmakers May Request $100 Million For Fishing Industry

New England lawmakers are considering asking Congress for $100 million in disaster relief funds for the fishing industry, including money to help fishermen exit the industry and subsidies for those who stay in.

08/31/2012

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.

08/03/2012

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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.

05/19/2012

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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.

12/17/2011

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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.

12/09/2011

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

08/09/2011

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.

08/09/2011

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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.

07/09/2011

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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.

05/17/2011

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