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Feds Close Scallop Area

The federal fisheries service has closed an important scallop area to fishing at the request of New England regulators and with the support of the scallop industry.

The closure of the so-called ``Elephant Trunk Area'' aims to protect growing scallops there

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Center for American Progress, flickr
Center for American Progress, flickr

NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco Resigning

Many in the area have called for her resignation, and now the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is stepping down. Dr. Jane Lubchenco announced her intent to resign today.

In a written statement, Lubchenco says she has decided to return to her family on the West Coast at the end of February

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TSM
TSM

Feds to Delay Porpoise Closure in Gulf of Maine

The Northeast's top federal fisheries manager says he'll delay a planned shutdown of a key fishing area after fishermen argued the closure to protect harbor porpoises would devastate an industry segment

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TSM
TSM

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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New Bedford Harbor
brixton, flickr

NOAA: New Bedford Again Top Dollar-Value Fishing Port In Nation

For the 12th consecutive year New Bedford is the top commercial fishing port in the nation with a valued catch of $369 million.

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