Gulf Of Maine
A small area at the mouth of the Penobscot River in Maine is closed to the harvesting of lobsters and crabs due to concerns about mercury contamination.
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.
New England fishermen and federal data reports are telling the same story this year: The catch is way down.
New England lawmakers are asking the U.S. Commerce Secretary for an emergency assessment of the abundance of cod in the Gulf of Maine.
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.
High altitude clouds spilling over the ridge into New England under a NW flow aloft which will once again create a milky appearance to the afternoon sky. Temps on the rise today with highs climbing into the Lwr 60′s, with light SE winds keeping in in the 50′s at our beaches. Sunday will be similar in temperature with clouds on the increase ahead of a warm front which will provide the surge of warmth behind it across the Northeast.
Scientists are predicting a “moderate” bloom of the toxic red tide in New England this summer, and say the same factors that held it in check last year could suppress it again. The naturally-occurring algae produces a toxin that shellfish absorb, making them unsafe for people to eat, though it’s not a danger to the animal.