georges bank

Federal Fishing Regulators Planning Quota Changes
Federal fishing regulators are planning a host of changes to the quota limits of several important New England fish, including cod.
New England fishermen search for cod in two key fishing areas, Georges Bank and the Gulf of Maine. Regulators have enacted a series of cutbacks to the cod quota in those…
Fishermen And Environmentalists Unhappy With New Cod Rules
Environmentalists and commercial fishermen both say they are fearful of proposed changes to the federal rules that govern New England's beleaguered cod fishing industry. 
The rules govern an industry that has fed New England for centuries and is now in steep decline...
Feds: Cod Stocks Worse than Suspected
One of the two critical areas where New England fishermen search for cod may be in even worse shape than suspected.
Fishing managers already knew stocks of Georges Bank's cod were thin. New data from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center says research boats fishing the broad swath of elevated sea fl…
Northeast Consortium Awards Funding for Fishing Research
A University of New Hampshire-based group is funding three research projects that will focus on spawning groundfish in New England waters.
Groundfish include species such as cod and haddock that have high economic value.
The three awards from the Northeast Consortium total more than $335,000...
Fishery Council Votes 7-6 To Reopen Georges Bank Scallop Area
The New England Fishery Management Council has agreed to reopen a scallop area on the northern edge of Georges Bank, an area that's been closed to scallopers since 1994. The news was applauded by New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell.
"The northern edge is the mother-lode of scallops in the Atlantic, a…
No Decision On Whether To Reopen Scallop Grounds
A regional fisheries panel has put off a vote on whether to reopen scallop areas on the northern edge of Georges Bank.
The New England Fisheries Management Council, meeting in Mystic Connecticut, couldn't agree on specifics of the plan, and put off any action till at least June...
Regulators Set Fishing Catch Limits
Federal fisheries managers have officially announced proposed cuts in catch limits that they acknowledge will devastate the New England fleet.
 
    The size of the proposed cuts have been known for weeks, but are now open for public comment until April 15...
New England Fishing Regulators Approve Drastic Cuts
New England's fishing regulators have approved deep cuts in catch limits for cod in two key fishing grounds in the North Atlantic.  The Regional Fisheries Management Council approved the cuts at the end of a day long meeting in Portsmouth, New Hampshire...
NOAA Re-Opens Georges Bank Sectors
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is re-opening areas of Georges Bank previously closed to fishermen for 22 years.
In a written statement, NOAA's Marjorie Mooney-Seus says fishermen will be able to target abundant stocks of Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs in Georges Bank a…