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NOAA Awards Fishery Research Grants

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investing $10 million on fishery research projects around the country. 

 More than $5 million will be used to fund 21 projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

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Feds Designate $33 Million To Aid New England Fishermen

 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is freeing up nearly $33 million to aid struggling fishermen in New England. 

Still be to determined is exactly how that money will be spent. 

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NOAA Proposes To Open Areas For Fishing Off Cape Cod

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announces a proposal to open some areas to ground fishing that have been off limits for nearly 20 years.

The proposal states there are three offshore areas under consideration for opening to the South and East of Cape Cod

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Photo - Attorney General's Office

Coakley Sues NOAA Over Fishing Regulations

Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley is filing suit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric  Administration, saying the agency has shown "callous disregard for the well being of New England Fishermen

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White Hake Allocation To Increase In Northeast

Some releif may be on the way for New England ground fishermen struggling with cutbacks in catch limits for cod, haddock and flounder.

NOAA has been informed there's been improvement in white hake stocks, that will enable a larger quota for the fishing year that begins May 1st

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Long-Closed Fishing Areas To Reopen

Five areas of ocean long closed to certain kinds of fishing may now be reopened after a vote by New England regulators.

The decision Thursday by the New England Fishery Management Council allows sectors of groundfishermen to ask federal regulators for permission to fish parts of the areas

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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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NOAA Regional Chief To Hold “Listening Session” with Fishermen

Former New Bedford Mayor John Bullard, now the Northeast Regional Administrator for NOAA will be in the Whaling City Wednesday night to listen to the concerns of local fishermen.

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