FISHING INDUSTRY

Fishermen (WBZ-TV photo)

Fishing Industry At Risk Of Disappearing In New England

Environmentalists say global warming has depleted fish stocks. Fishermen argue there are fish, and regulations that defy common sense.

11/25/2013

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Regulators Cap River Herring Catch In New England

Regional fishery managers have adopted limits on how much river herring can be caught by huge trawlers working New England waters.

09/28/2013

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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

Fishing off Gloucester (File Photo from Facebook)

Congress Rejects Amendment To Aid Fishing Industry

The U.S. House of Representatives has rejected an amendment to the farm bill that would have made commercial fishermen eligible for the Department of Agriculture’s emergency disaster loan program.

06/21/2013

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Gloucester Discusses Fishing Industry Disaster Relief Plan With NOAA

The City of Gloucester says preserving New England’s fishing industry is in the nation’s best interest, but they’ll need federal dollars to save it

05/17/2013

Capitol Hill

Senate Passes Warren’s Amendment For Fishing Industry Relief

The U.S. Senate has passed the first amendment proposed by Massachusetts Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren to provide disaster relief funds for the Northeast fishing industry.

03/23/2013

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Warren’s First Senate Amendment Is For Fishing Industry Disaster Relief

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has filed an amendment that would provide disaster relief funds for the Northeast fishing industry.

03/22/2013

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Latest Cod Assessments Provide More Bad News For Local Fishermen

The news continues to be terrible for New England fishermen hoping to avoid a huge reduction in their catch limits in 2013.

01/23/2013

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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

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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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