New England’s top fishing regulator says crippling new catch limits are coming and they will devastate what remains of the region’s fishing industry.
The news continues to be terrible for New England fishermen hoping to avoid a huge reduction in their catch limits in 2013.
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.
The U.S. Commerce Department has declared a national fishery disaster in New England, opening the door for tens of millions of dollars in relief funds for fishermen.
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.
Mass. lawmakers issued a joint statement asking President Barack Obama’s administration to issue a disaster declaration.
A toolshed at a western Pennsylvania campground was an unlikely place to dig up remembrances of a decades-old shipwreck that killed seven New England fishermen.
The U.S. Coast Guard says the plane crashed just before 5 p.m. Friday about 12 nautical miles east of Gloucester.
The state is making changes after five people got sick from raw oysters last summer.
For more than a century, Roach’s Sporting Goods has been an oasis for hunters and fishermen in Cambridge.