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New England Fishermen Submit Petition to Congress

New England fishermen and their allies have submitted a petition to members of Congress urging them to close the regional office for federal fishing regulators and funnel the savings to the fishing industry.

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New England Fishermen, Politicians Rally Against Cuts

New England fishermen and their political allies have rallied at a Boston fish pier to make an urgent call for relief from devastating cuts in fish catch limits.

As of May 1, fishermen who chase bottom-dwelling groundfish face cuts that fishermen say will destroy the industry

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New Monkfish Limits Laid Out

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Northeast office has announced it is easing limits on some monkfishing to partially make up for the severe loss of quota on groundfish stocks.

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New Groundfish Review on Fishing Stock

An 'end to end' analysis of how regulators determine the health of New England groundfish stocks is now planned after being pushed by a federal advisory board.

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Fishermen Cheating, Regulators Think

Regulators say they're worried fishermen are cheating by fishing in one area, then claiming the catch is from another.

New England fisheries are divided into different management areas, with different catch allocations for each area

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Longtime Mass. Ice Business On Block

A company that's been supplying Gloucester fishermen with ice for decades is for sale as the fishing industry faces a brutal 2013.

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NOAA Intends to Cover At-Sea Monitoring Costs

Realizing the upcoming fishing year will be an exceptionally rough ride for fishermen, officials at NOAA are trying to pick up some of the costs associated with keeping tabs on the catch.

In a written statement, Northeast Fisheries Science Center Director Bill Karp says NOAA is working on a plan to fund at-sea monitoring, a cost that has been passed onto fishermen in the past

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NOAA Allows Quota Carryovers into 2013 Fishing Year

Depending on your point of view, it could be good news for fishermen. NOAA is allowing fishermen to carry over 10% of any unused quotas from the 2012 fishing year into the 2013 fishing year.

Jim Kendall, President of New Bedford Seafood Consulting sees it differently, since lousy weather over the past few months has prevented many fishermen from reaching their allocations

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Dockside Monitoring Has Been Approved For New Bedford Company

A New Bedford Company, AIS Inc., has been approved by NOAA Fisheries to provide at-sea and dockside monitoring services for the 2013 fishing year, which begins on May 1, 2013.

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New NOAA Scallop Management Plan

NOAA Fisheries is currently reviewing several new management measures developed by the New England Fishery Management Council.

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