(Photo Credit: David G. Curran/

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.


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.


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.


(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.


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.


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.





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