Commercial Fishing

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
Plan to Open No-Fishing Zones Stirs Opposition Plan to Open No-Fishing Zones Stirs Opposition

Portland Press Herald: A proposal by the New England Fishery Management Council could open up portions of protected, closed areas of the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank to commercial fishing to compensate for dramatic cuts in catch limits...

» April 21st, 2013
Bill Would Allow Trawlers to Keep Lobsters Bill Would Allow Trawlers to Keep Lobsters

Portland Press Herald: A proposal to allow fishermen to keep and sell lobsters they scoop up in trawling nets has rekindled an old debate between those who hope to revive Maine’s groundfishing industry and lobstermen who guard the state’s...

» April 11th, 2013
NOAA Report Reveals Important Fishing Data NOAA Report Reveals Important Fishing Data

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration has published its annual report, Fisheries Economics of the United States 2011 (the 2-year lag allows for data collection, analysis, and peer review). It provides economic statistics on U.S. commercial and recreational fisheries...

» March 29th, 2013
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