Contact Us
Make My Homepage

A new federal report indicates a smaller Northeast fleet caught more fish and made more money in the 2011 fishing year than the year before.
 
    The report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was released Wednesday. It said the number of vessels fell from 890 to 805 in the 2011 fishing year, which ended April 30, 2012.
 
    But the fleet landed nearly 62 million pounds of bottom-dwelling groundfish, such as cod and flounder, compared to about 59 million pounds the year before. And gross groundfish revenues rose from about $83 million to about $90 million. 
 
    The report comes during a 2012 fishing year that sees much of the groundfish catch lagging behind last year’s pace. Meanwhile, the slow recovery of key fish stocks is mandating huge, controversial cuts in 2013 catch limits.  (Associated Press)

 

Best of WBSM

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wbsm.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 1420 Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 1420 Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.