Environmentalists say global warming has depleted fish stocks. Fishermen argue there are fish, and regulations that defy common sense.
Regional fishery managers have adopted limits on how much river herring can be caught by huge trawlers working New England waters.
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.
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.
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
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.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has filed an amendment that would provide disaster relief funds for the Northeast fishing industry.
The news continues to be terrible for New England fishermen hoping to avoid a huge reduction in their catch limits in 2013.
Regulators are again increasing the catch limit on the spiny dogfish, a species fishermen have long said is far too abundant.
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.