Commercial Fishing

Magazine Profiles Women in Fishing Industry Magazine Profiles Women in Fishing Industry

In its June 2014 issue, the magazine Rhode Island Monthly profiles several women who work in Rhode Island’s fishing industry. The article states that not many women work in the state’s fishing industry. That’s in part likely a reflection...

» July 1st, 2014
Cape Cod Fishermen Cheer Herring Rulings Cape Cod Fishermen Cheer Herring Rulings

Relatively few people in New England eat sea herring, but a lot of the fish they love to eat, do. That’s why Cape Cod fishermen are cheering two decisions by federal regulators this week that they hope will have...

» June 26th, 2014
Herring Trawlers Exceed Quota by 60 Percent Herring Trawlers Exceed Quota by 60 Percent

CapeCodOnline: Like many who represent Cape and Islands fishermen, Alex Friedman, the president of the Dukes County Fishermen’s Association, started getting calls a week ago that 8 large vessels, operating in pairs, were towing large nets the size of...

» June 4th, 2014
Long Island Charter Skippers Upset Over Fluke Season Dates Long Island Charter Skippers Upset Over Fluke Season Dates

Suffolk Times: Just 2 months after new fluke fishing size and catch limits gave New York anglers some relief, North Fork charter boat captains say a new regulation will keep fishermen docked during the height of the local season....

» April 7th, 2014
New Bedford, MA, Scalloper Catches Fire New Bedford, MA, Scalloper Catches Fire

SouthCoastToday.com: Three fishermen aboard the scalloper Friendship were treated for smoke inhalation Tuesday after a blaze erupted in the engine room as the vessel was heading out on a fishing trip, fire...

» August 23rd, 2013
Fishermen Aid Tied Up in Congress Fishermen Aid Tied Up in Congress

SeacoastOnline.com: Eleven months after the U.S. Department of Commerce declared a disaster for the Northeast commercial fishing industry, fishermen have yet to see any money to help alleviate their financial hardship. It’s a situation that U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen...

» August 21st, 2013
Fishermen Put Boats Up for Sale Fishermen Put Boats Up for Sale

GloucesterTimes: A few years back, when the feds advised Joe Orlando to increase his number of fishing permits, he invested some $400,000, continuing to follow all the rules and expecting to see the industry bounce back as promised. He...

» August 6th, 2013
New Rule Aims to Reduce Whale Entanglement New Rule Aims to Reduce Whale Entanglement

Federal fisheries regulators are expected to propose a new rule so North Atlantic right whales, humpbacks and fin whales will be less likely to become entangled in vertical fishing lines, according to an article on CapeCodOnline.com. A team of...

» July 12th, 2013
Maine Divided Over Lobster Bycatch Fine Maine Divided Over Lobster Bycatch Fine

Portland Press Herald: lawmakers are divided over a proposal to remove penalties for Maine-based groundfishing trawlers that catch lobsters in federally regulated waters. The proposal, L.D. 1549, is designed to ensure that the state’s dwindling groundfishing fleet can...

» May 30th, 2013
Fishing Industry’s Day of Reckoning in Here Fishing Industry’s Day of Reckoning in Here

SouthCoastToday: Sharp new cuts in fishing quotas mark the start of the fourth year of fishing catch shares and sector management in the Northeast, NOAA’s prescription for rebuilding fish stocks and streamlining the fishing industry. Today...

» May 2nd, 2013
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