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Sunday, May 1st, 2016 Asian Shore Crabs Changing Bay Ecology ecoRI.org: Niels-Viggo Hobbs has spent a great deal of...
Asian Shore Crabs Changing Bay Ecology
New Fishing Rules for NH’s Megalloway River New Fishing Rules for NH’s Megalloway River

The NH Fish & Game Dept. recently announced that the Magalloway River is now restricted to artificial lures and flies only, with a single-point hook and catch-and-release for all brook trout, regardless of size. Recent collaborative telemetry studies with NH...

» April 30th, 2016
Disabled Fishing Boat Towed 90 Miles to Portland Disabled Fishing Boat Towed 90 Miles to Portland

The Coast Guard Cutter Moray towed the fishing boat Paulo Marc some 90 miles to shore after the latter became disabled east of Portland, Maine, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Moray is an 87’ cutter homeported in Jonesport, Maine.

» April 30th, 2016
Big Plans Afoot for Cape Cod’s Saquatucket Harbor Big Plans Afoot for Cape Cod’s Saquatucket Harbor

The Cape Cod Times reports that Harwich, MA, voters will be asked to approve borrowing $6 million to replace the floating docks, most of the supporting pilings and the electrical system, fire-suppression system and other aging infrastructure at the...

» April 29th, 2016
Boaters Warned of Right Whales in Cape Cod Bay Boaters Warned of Right Whales in Cape Cod Bay

Boaters in Cape Cod Bay are being urged to use caution after 14 right whales, including 5 mother-and-calf pairs, were spotted on Thursday, April 21, about 2 miles from shore between Plymouth and Sandwich. The MA Division of Marine...

» April 29th, 2016
Season Starters: Checking for Water in Your Fuel Tank Season Starters: Checking for Water in Your Fuel Tank

In this article, we’ll review some ways to check for water in your gasoline tank—before it’s too late! Most boaters are aware of the headaches that can be caused by ethanol-blend gasoline (E10), chief among them water accumulation in...

» April 29th, 2016
Essex “Burning of the Ships” Day Coming Up Essex “Burning of the Ships” Day Coming Up

The “worst day in Essex history” will be commemorated during the annual Burning of the Ships Day on Saturday, May 14, from 1:00 to 4:00. The festivities kick off with the annual parade, presented by the Essex Sailing Masters...

» April 29th, 2016
Proposed Statue to Commemorate Coast Guard Birthplace Proposed Statue to Commemorate Coast Guard Birthplace

Newburyport News: The U.S. Coast Guard was founded in Newburyport in 1790, and now a proposal before the Community Preservation Committee is seeking $60,000 to commission and place a statue commemorating that event along the riverfront. Organizers say it...

» April 28th, 2016
Some Ask: Should Seals Be Culled in New England? Some Ask: Should Seals Be Culled in New England?

With populations of gray and harbor seals exploding in New England, some are asking whether the number of seals is becoming too great. From the 1880s until the 1960s, both Maine and Massachusetts used a bounty system to reduce...

» April 28th, 2016
Fisherman Rescued on Buzzards Bay Fisherman Rescued on Buzzards Bay

The Marion, MA, harbormaster’s office and Massachusetts EPO officers responded to a fisherman whose vessel was reported to be taking on water in upper Buzzards Bay. The unidentified male was fishing alone off Marion when the propeller of his...

» April 28th, 2016
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