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Travis S.,flickr

Fairhaven Shellfish Area Finally Re-Opens

Ten years after the Bouchard Oil spill, one of the last shellfishing area affected by the spill is about to be re opened.

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TSM

New Bedford, Gloucester Come Up Short in Catch Shares Suit

A federal appeals court has rejected claims by New England's largest fishing ports that federal fishing law was improperly enacted and would lead to the destruction of local fleets. 

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YouTube

‘Nor’Easter Men’ on History Channel Will Blow You Away

The History Channel is launching a new reality TV series tonight at 9 pm called Nor'easter Men. The reason I'm so excited about it is two fold.

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Feds to Delay Porpoise Closure in Gulf of Maine

The Northeast's top federal fisheries manager says he'll delay a planned shutdown of a key fishing area after fishermen argued the closure to protect harbor porpoises would devastate an industry segment

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Fishing Boats

Quinn Takes Seat On Regional Fisheries Panel

Waterfront attorney and former State Rep. John Quinn is now a member of the New England Regional Fsheries Management Council.

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Fishermen Share Concerns With New NOAA Administrator

John Bullard, the new Northeast Adminstrator for NOAA says the industry may have to live with the catch shares system, but he wants to see it working better.

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}{enry/flickr

Fishing Disaster Declared in New England

The U.S. Commerce Department has declared a national fishery disaster in New England, opening the door for tens of millions of dollars in relief funds for fishermen.

U.S. Sen. John Kerry said he's secured a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to include $100 million for fishermen and fishing communities in emergency assistance legislation

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iheartj,flickr

New England Governors Plead for Fisheries Relief

The Governors of four New England States are pleading with the Federal government to come up with a-hundred-million in disaster relief for commercial fishermen and their communities.

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savebuzzardsbay,flickr

Mitchell Attends Arguments for Fishing Lawsuit

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell was in Boston this morning, as part of an oral argument session presented to the Federal Appeals Court.

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lusterbr,flickr

Lawmakers Seek $100 Million Fishermen Relief Package

New England lawmakers are considering asking Congress for $100 million in disaster relief funds for the fishing industry, including money to help fishermen exit the industry and subsidies for those who stay in.

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