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Hurricane hunter planes like this one travel into a hurricane 3-4 times per day.

Hurricane Hunter Airplanes Critical To A Forecasts’ Accuracy

Today, Hurricane Hunter planes are in the sky flying 3-4 times a day right into the heart of Category 3 Irene, a storm which threatens the entire eastern seaboard.

08/25/2011

This 40-foot long dead endangered humpback whale washed ashore on Smith’s Point in Nantucket over the weekend. (Photo courtesy: Linda Masters/ SatelliteNewsService.com)

Washed Up Humpback Whale Found Mutilated On Nantucket Beach

Federal and local law enforcement officials are investigating the mutilation of a humpback whale carcass that washed up on a Nantucket beach.

07/19/2011

Commercial Fishing Fleet/ WBZ

At Faneuil Hall Meeting, Sen. Brown Slams NOAA Spending Of Fishermen Fines

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration came under fire today at U-S Senate subcommittee hearing at Faneuil Hall over their spending of fines levied against New England fishermen.

06/20/2011

file photo (credit: MYCHELE DANIAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Propose Raising Fishing Limit On Sea Scallop Catch

Federal fisheries managers have proposed raising the limit on the lucrative sea scallop catch.

04/28/2011

(AP Photo/Lynn Dombek)

Feds To Reverse Course, Allow Fishermen To Appeal Penalties

The U.S. commerce secretary has reversed course and will allow more fisherman accused of violations to have their cases reviewed for fairness by a special investigator.

03/16/2011

Fishery lawyer says he's victim of smear campaign

An attorney who prosecutes fishery law violators in the Northeast says he’s a victim of a “smear campaign” after a federal report accused him of “animus” toward fishermen.

09/25/2010

Commerce Sec: fishery fines to be reviewed

  The U.S. Commerce Secretary has ordered a review of questionable penalties assessed against fishermen by the nation’s troubled fishery enforcement office.

09/23/2010

Summit addresses troubled US fishery enforcement

The nation’s top fishery managers and advocates met in Washington on Tuesday to find ways to fix a troubled fishery law enforcement system that’s been plagued by mismanagement.

08/03/2010

Gov't says seafood from Gulf is safe

The federal government says seafood caught and tested in the Gulf of Mexico since the April 20 oil rig explosion is safe to eat.

07/10/2010

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