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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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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

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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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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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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tsm - New Bedford Fishing Boats

US House Rejects Fishing Crisis-Aid

The U.S. House of Representatives has rejected an amendment to the farm bill that would have made commercial fishermen eligible for the Department of Agriculture's emergency disaster loan program.

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tsm - New Bedford Fishing Boats

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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tsm - New Bedford fishing boats

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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