Category Archive: Regulations

Gear restrictions, modifications proposed for GSC/Southern NE

DANVERS, MA – The Great South Channel/Southern New England (GSC/SNE) area may become home to a couple of new habitat management areas depending on which … Read the rest

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NMFS transfers excess yellowtail from scallop to groundfish fishery

GLOUCESTER, MA – The groundfish fishery got a bit of a boost on Feb. 20 when the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) transferred a portion … 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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Scallopers expand RSA priorities to include predation, water quality

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Intensive scallop resource surveys always rank as “highest” priorities in the annual industry-funded research set-aside (RSA) program.  This photo from a single tow in the Hudson Canyon Closed Area shows large numbers of two-year-old scallops, a sign of an abundant adult population in the years to come.  The tow was part of the 2012 Mid-Atlantic survey by commercial scallop boats and researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS).

GLOUCESTER, MA – Atlantic sea scallop fishermen are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential impact of global warming, ocean acidification, predation, and disease on their … Read the rest

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