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Forecasters Revise Hurricane Predictions For Atlantic

Federal forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season will be even quieter than predicted, thanks to atmospheric and oceanic conditions suppressing storm formation.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration still expects three to six hurricanes to form during the six-month season that peaks between mid-August and mid-October

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NOAA Awards $16 Million For Scallop Research Projects

The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration says it will award $16.5 million to 14 organizations for research projects about Atlantic sea scallops.

NOAA'S Northeast Cooperative Research Program announced the grants Tuesday

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Mass. Fishing Industry To Receive $14.5 Million In Disaster Relief

NOAA is sending $14.5 million to Massachusetts to assist the Commonwealth's struggling commercial fishermen.

Under a plan worked out between NOAA and the New England states, one-third of that money will be held back to help fund a vessel buy-back program

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NOAA Forecasts Slower-Than Usual Atlantic Hurricane Season

Government forecasters believe this year's hurricane season will be slightly below normal.

NOAA is expecting eight to 13 named storms, with three to six of them becoming hurricanes.  The experts say that one or two of those hurricanes will reach Category Three or higher, with winds in excess of 111-miles-an-hour

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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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