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UMass, Lawmakers Tout Fishing Research Funding

The Mass. state budget includes $450,000 for UMass Dartmouth's School of Marine Science and Technology.

Its the second year in a row that lawmakers have provided funding to study the ground-fish stocks off New England

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Getty Images

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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TSM
TSM

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 - NOAA

NOAA To Fishermen: Don’t Take Frustrations Out On Observers

The top regulators of New England's flagging fishing industry are asking fishermen not to take out their frustrations at the onboard observers who monitor what they catch and what they throw back.

The request came in an open letter to fishing permit holders Thursday, a little over two weeks into a fishing year that saw the fleet take painful cuts in catch limits

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NB Fishing Boats
Fishing Boats

Fishermen Seek Help From Congress

Fishermen from all over New England have written to 10 U.S. Senators and 14 Congressmen asking for urgent help surviving deep and impending cuts to their catch limits.

The letter dated Tuesday was signed by 174 fishermen in ports from Connecticut to Maine

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flickr

Mayor’s Letter To Fisheries Panel Seeks Help For Fishermen

 

With the New England Fisheries Management Council set to reduce groundfish catch allocations for the fishing year that begins May 1, Mayor Jon Mitchell has fired off a letter to the Council, asking that it take some steps to assist New England fishermen.

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