Commercial Fishing, photo illustration/New England Boating.

Commercial Fishing, photo illustration/New England Boating.

Gloucester Times: NOAA officials say that the federal fisheries agency will once again cover the cost of the mandated onboard fishing monitors who have been a part of many fishermen’s traveling parties out of Gloucester and other Northeast ports since 2010.

The announcement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service came at the recommendation of the New England Fishery Management Council, and after a renewed push by a Massachusetts’ congressional delegation.

Read more about NOAA covering the cost of monitors.


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