Gulf Of Maine

Lean Year For New England Cod Ahead As Shutdown LoomsCatch limits set to take effect this week will take a bite out of an industry that dates back to America's colonial past: New England cod.
Maine Closes Lobster Harvest Area Over Mercury ConcernsA 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.
NOAA: New England Fishermen Face Crippling Catch Limit Cuts 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.
Latest Cod Assessments Provide More Bad News For Local FishermenThe news continues to be terrible for New England fishermen hoping to avoid a huge reduction in their catch limits in 2013.
Quota Cuts Possible After Unusually Slow Fishing SeasonNew England fishermen and federal data reports are telling the same story this year: The catch is way down.
Six Local Lawmakers Ask For Emergency Review Of Cod PopulationNew England lawmakers are asking the U.S. Commerce Secretary for an emergency assessment of the abundance of cod in the Gulf of Maine.
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.
Take A Walk...On the Mild Side!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: New England Summer Will Have "Moderate" Red Tide 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.
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