Category Archive: Fish

No breaks for the groundfish industry: NMFS institutes crippling cuts for 2013

 GLOUCESTER, MA – The menacing threat that had filled industry members with worry and dread for many months became all too real by the … Read the rest

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Fishing industry rallies to demand aid, MSA flexibility

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 BOSTON, MA – About 300 people, including fishermen and their families from around New England, fish buyers, boat owners, and concerned citizens, attended the … Read the rest

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New England council asks NMFS to modify monkfish emergency action

MYSTIC, CT – The New England Fishery Management Council has asked the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to expeditiously modify its recent monkfish emergency rule … Read the rest

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Tracing fish: Ocean to plate

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ThisFishPOINT JUDITH, RI – As part of a growing trend to connect consumers back to the fish they eat, a group of Rhode Island fishermen, … Read the rest

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NMFS grants redfish exemption but industry calls program ‘unworkable’

 GLOUCESTER, MA – The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has approved an exemption allowing groundfish sector fishermen to use 4-1/2″ mesh to target redfish … Read the rest

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NMFS weighs emergency action to lift northern monkfish trip limits


GLOUCESTER, MA – Groundfish fishermen will be able to land significantly more monkfish during the 2013 fishing year if the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) … Read the rest

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SNE/MA winter flounder: A 2013 ‘bright spot’

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PORTSMOUTH, NH – Framework Adjustment 50 to the federal groundfish plan contains a new, industry-supported approach for dealing with Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic (SNE/MA) winter flounder.… Read the rest

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Cod quotas slashed to ‘unviable’ levels

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PORTSMOUTH, NH – The groundfish industry has suffered through far more than its fair share of turbulent chapters over the past two decades – everything … Read the rest

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Dogfish research reveals migration surprises

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SOUTH KINGSTON, RI – It’s been a long-held belief that spiny dogfish migrate south for the winter and return to New England each spring, so … Read the rest

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Dogfish quota hike hailed, but processors face challenges

PHILADELPHIA, PA — It’s hard to believe that just over a decade ago, the directed commercial fishery for spiny dogfish was eliminated and fishermen in … Read the rest

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