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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 to Pay for At-Sea Observer Costs

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is announcing the agency will continue to cover groundfish observer and at-sea monitoring costs.

A unfunded federal mandate being implemented would not have required NOAA to pick up the tab, but the agency is keeping on course with paying for the cost for the observers

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Senator Warren: Fishermen Need More Assistance

 

 

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is pressing for more relief for the state's commercial fishermen.
 
    Warren said the fishermen aren't to blame for the crisis. She said they are facing financial hard times because they followed what the government has asked them to do to help preserve the fishing stock.
 
 

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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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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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Massachusetts Attorney General to Sue NOAA

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley plans to sue federal fishing regulators to block new rules New England fishermen say will kill the local industry.

Coakley is planning a news conference for Thursday afternoon to announce the suit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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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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Ground Fishermen Face Drastic Cuts As New Fishing Year Begins

Federal regulators have officially released new rules for the 2013 fishing year in New England that implement broad cuts in catch limits on key fish stocks. 

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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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NOAA Intends to Cover At-Sea Monitoring Costs

Realizing the upcoming fishing year will be an exceptionally rough ride for fishermen, officials at NOAA are trying to pick up some of the costs associated with keeping tabs on the catch.

In a written statement, Northeast Fisheries Science Center Director Bill Karp says NOAA is working on a plan to fund at-sea monitoring, a cost that has been passed onto fishermen in the past

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