New England Crisis Highlights Running Dispute Over US Fishing Laws

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.


NOAA Buoys

Local Students Help Launch Tracking Buoys Into Atlantic Ocean

Middle school students from area schools met at The New England Aquarium on Monday to help launch a major scientific experiment.


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Cape Dolphin Strandings Largest Ever In Region

Animal rescue crews are now dealing with the largest mass stranding on record for the northeastern part of the U.S.


Senator Scott Brown said Saturday in a press conference at the Gloucester waterfront that President Obama should replace Jane Lubchenco as the NOAA head. (Photo Credit: Kim Tunnicliffe)

Sen. Brown: NOAA Head Should Be Fired

Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is calling on President Obama to fire the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


Snow in Holden, April 1, 2011. (Photo by Lisa)

NOAA Forecasts “Excess Snowfall” During New England Winter

Government forecasters said Thursday that New England could see “excess snowfall” this winter.


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.


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

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.


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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.


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Feds Propose Raising Fishing Limit On Sea Scallop Catch

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


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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.