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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 as soon as next month

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