Commercial Fishing

MA Fishermen Charged for Failing to Clip Striper Fins MA Fishermen Charged for Failing to Clip Striper Fins

On July 6, Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management Enforcement Officers were on patrol when they noticed several Massachusetts-registered vehicles and boat trailers parked at the Galilee launch facility. After cross-referencing the plates with Massachusetts officials, they found that...

» July 8th, 2016
NOAA Releases 2014 Fishing Economic Data NOAA Releases 2014 Fishing Economic Data

Commercial and recreational saltwater fishing in the United States generated more than $214 billion in sales and supported 1.83 million jobs in 2014, according to a new economic report released by NOAA Fisheries. The report, Fisheries Economics of the...

» May 30th, 2016
Judge Says Fishermen Must Fund At-Sea Monitors Judge Says Fishermen Must Fund At-Sea Monitors

Seacoast Online: A judge has denied a request from East Coast fishermen to stop the federal government’s plan to hand them the cost of at-sea monitoring. Fishermen of New England food species such as cod and haddock will have...

» January 29th, 2016
Funding Sought for MA Fishing Safety Training Funding Sought for MA Fishing Safety Training

Wicked Local Scituate: MA Gov. Charlie Baker and the state’s congressional delegation are urging President Obama to fund commercial fishing safety training grants in his next budget. Congress increased the number of commercial fishing vessels whose crews are subject...

» January 2nd, 2016
MA Fishermen Receive More Disaster Aid MA Fishermen Receive More Disaster Aid

WickedLocal Gloucester: A second wave of federal funding has been released to the Commonwealth to help workers in the groundfish industry who are struggling from closures and tightened regulations. National Marine Fisheries Service recently allocated $8.3 million of a...

» February 16th, 2015
New Bedford Groundfisherman Feels Cheated Over Aid Package New Bedford Groundfisherman Feels Cheated Over Aid Package

SouthCoastToday: Between endless phone calls and Winston cigarettes, Carlos Rafael fumed as he recounted the call early in October: The fisheries disaster relief headed his way would be just half the amount he was originally told was his. For...

» November 17th, 2014
Magazine Profiles Women in Fishing Industry Magazine Profiles Women in Fishing Industry

In its June 2014 issue, the magazine Rhode Island Monthly profiles several women who work in Rhode Island’s fishing industry. The article states that not many women work in the state’s fishing industry. That’s in part likely a reflection...

» July 1st, 2014
Cape Cod Fishermen Cheer Herring Rulings Cape Cod Fishermen Cheer Herring Rulings

Relatively few people in New England eat sea herring, but a lot of the fish they love to eat, do. That’s why Cape Cod fishermen are cheering two decisions by federal regulators this week that they hope will have...

» June 26th, 2014
Herring Trawlers Exceed Quota by 60 Percent Herring Trawlers Exceed Quota by 60 Percent

CapeCodOnline: Like many who represent Cape and Islands fishermen, Alex Friedman, the president of the Dukes County Fishermen’s Association, started getting calls a week ago that 8 large vessels, operating in pairs, were towing large nets the size of...

» June 4th, 2014
Long Island Charter Skippers Upset Over Fluke Season Dates Long Island Charter Skippers Upset Over Fluke Season Dates

Suffolk Times: Just 2 months after new fluke fishing size and catch limits gave New York anglers some relief, North Fork charter boat captains say a new regulation will keep fishermen docked during the height of the local season....

» April 7th, 2014
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