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Fishing Rules Investigation Underway

The first stage of an investigation into how the federal government makes fishing rules has found flaws in record-keeping and financial disclosure by fishery managers.

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tsm - New Bedford Fishing Boats

Fishing Industry Has Ally With Fishing Partnership

If you can count your best friends on one hand, the Fishing Industry in New England has a buddy with The Fishing Partnership.

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tsm - New Bedford fishing boats

House Republicans Reject New England Fishermen Aid

    The U.S. House of Representatives has shut out Northeast fishermen from any emergency aid in its pending disaster relief bill.
 
    The Republican-led House advanced its Superstorm Sandy relief bill Monday without voting on amendments that would have inserted between $116 million and $150 million in fishing industry funding

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US Coast Guard news

Coast Guard Rescues New Bedford Fisherman at Sea

The Coast Guard rescues a New Bedford fisherman at sea.

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The New England Council

Congressman Tierney Fights For Fishermen

A Massachusetts Congressman says he'll file an amendment to insert $150 million in emergency funds for fishermen in the House's Superstorm Sandy Relief Bill.  

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tsm - New Bedford Fishing Boats

Fishing Legislation Could Come Up Short

A Massachusetts Congressman is warning that legislation being considered in the House of Representatives to give emergency aid to fishermen would come up woefully short for the local industry.

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Disaster Relief Bill Benefits Southcoast Fishing Industry

Typical of Washington, the Hurricane Sandy Relief bill was filled with funds unrelated to "hurricane disaster relief."

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Fish Regulators Consider Drastic Cuts in New England

Fishery regulators are considering huge cuts to key fish stocks before an audience of frustrated fishermen who say the flailing industry will collapse under more reductions.
 
    The New England Fishery Management Council met Thursday to consider drastic cuts in catch limits for bottom-dwelling groundfish, such as cod and flounder, that scientists say are recovering too slowly
 
    Regulators have estimated cuts as large as 90 percent, compared with 2011, are needed to meet the legal mandates to end overfishing and rebuild fish stocks

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US Commerce Secretary Orders Fishing Fines Returned

The acting U.S. Commerce Secretary has ordered federal fishery regulators to return about $544,000 in fines to 14 fishermen or fishing-related businesses, most in the northeast.

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Center for American Progress, flickr

NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco Resigning

Many in the area have called for her resignation, and now the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is stepping down. Dr. Jane Lubchenco announced her intent to resign today.

In a written statement, Lubchenco says she has decided to return to her family on the West Coast at the end of February

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