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OSHA Cites New Bedford Fish Processor For Serious Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a New Bedford fish processing plant for seven serious safety violations.

OSHA began investigating the operations at Sea Watch International Ltd

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TSM
TSM

NOAA to Pay for At-Sea Observer Costs

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is announcing the agency will continue to cover groundfish observer and at-sea monitoring costs.

A unfunded federal mandate being implemented would not have required NOAA to pick up the tab, but the agency is keeping on course with paying for the cost for the observers

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NB Fishing Boats
Fishing Boats

Patrick Seeks Help For Mass. Fishermen

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has taken a step toward making the state's battered fishing industry eligible for federal disaster assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Jef Nickerson,flickr
Jef Nickerson,flickr

Pilot Fish Survey Taps Industry Expertise

 
Federal scientists have completed a pilot project in which they relied heavily on the expertise of fishermen to survey the health of flatfish species off New England.
 
The survey of flatfish, such as flounder, came as scientific methods for counting fish are under fire

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Lusox,flickr
Lusox,flickr

Fish Survey Taps Industry Expertise

Federal scientists have completed a pilot project in which they relied heavily on the expertise of fishermen to survey the health of flatfish species off New England.
 
    The survey of flatfish, such as flounder, came as scientific methods for counting fish are under fire

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NB Fishing Boats
Fishing Boats

Local Fishermen Thank Senators For Aid

Fishermen from the Northeast are thanking two key U.S. Senators for including $150 million in fishery disaster assistance in a recent appropriations bill.

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charliekwa,flickr
charliekwa,flickr

Over Crowding or Racism Bans Fishing in Marblehead

Fishing has been banned from public piers in well-to-do Marblehead because local officials say the piers have been over crowded by people who don't reside in the historic town.

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Nuon, flickr
Nuon, flickr

Cape Wind Could Threaten Fishing Industry

Cape Wind is expected to place 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound once preparations are complete.

According to Capewind.org, the project is currently in the financing stage, but construction on the turbines will begin by the end of the year.

Among some of the most concerned about the project's impacts ar

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Getty Images
Getty Images

Fisherman Gets 230-lb. Tuna Despite Capsized Boat

A 54-year-old fisherman is safe after his 14-foot boat capsized as he was landing a 230-pound tuna in the ocean off Hawaii.

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Getty Images

Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Mass. Fisherman

The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 51-year-old Massachusetts man who fell overboard while fishing off the coast of Connecticut.

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