Category Archive: Government Agencies

Guest Column – Disaster aid distribution raises tough questions

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by David Pierce

Disaster aid is the talk of the waterfront and within the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF), too.  And why wouldn’t it … Read the rest

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Scallopers hold steady on ‘lean’ course for 2014

PORTSMOUTH, NH – Scallopers should be able to land roughly the same amount of product this year as last, but they’ll be harvesting a larger … Read the rest

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ASMFC to address Area 1A spawning provisions in herring amendment

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Gulf of Maine herring fishermen who have been frustrated in recent years by problematic spawning closures in Area 1A soon will have … Read the rest

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Monkfish FW 8 to boost DAS, modify northern incidental limits

PORTSMOUTH, NH – In a move intended to help monkfish fishermen get closer to harvesting their catch limits, the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management … Read the rest

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Connecticut pesticide ban a victory for Long Island Sound lobstermen

DARIEN, CT – Late in June, 14 years after a major lobster die-off in Long Island Sound, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed into law a … Read the rest

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Guest Column – Health Insurance

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Health insurance for all:  A new era begins

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as ObamaCare, requires most Americans to obtain health insurance by Read the rest

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First-ever offshore wind energy lease sale scheduled for July 31

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WASHINGTON, DC – The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will conduct the first-ever Outer Continental Shelf competitive lease sale for renewable energy developers Read the rest

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NOAA Fisheries Navigator July 2013

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Insert to the July 2013 Commercial Fisheries News
NOAA_Navigator_7_13-1Click here to download and read the NOAA Fisheries Navigator (520K .pdf)Read the rest

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ICCAT: US once again seeks bluefin quota cut

AGADIR, MOROCCO — The Northeast’s bluefin tuna industry came away from the Nov. 9-19 ICCAT meeting here dismayed once again by the US delegation’s ultraconservative … Read the rest

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Maine DMR schedules coastwide meetings with lobster industry

HALLOWELL, ME — The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) has scheduled 16 meetings with the state’s lobster industry to hear people’s views on the … Read the rest

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