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Federal Fishing Regulators Planning Quota Changes
Federal fishing regulators are planning a host of changes to the quota limits of several important New England fish, including cod. New England fishermen search for cod in two key fishing areas, Georges Bank and the Gulf of Maine. Regulators have enacted a series of cutbacks to the cod quota in those areas in recent years as cod stocks have dwindled...
Cod Fishing Debate
Environmentalists and commercial fishermen both say they are fearful of proposed changes to the federal rules that govern New England's beleaguered cod fishing industry.  The rules govern an industry that has fed New England for centuries and is now in steep decline...
Cod Stocks Disappearing
One of the two critical areas where New England fishermen search for cod may be in even worse shape than suspected. Fishing managers already knew stocks of Georges Bank's cod were thin. New data from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center says research boats fishing the broad swath of elevated sea floor off Massachusetts caught less of the fish per trip this past spring than all but one spring sea
Research Grants Awarded
A University of New Hampshire-based group is funding three research projects that will focus on spawning groundfish in New England waters. Groundfish include species such as cod and haddock that have high economic value. The three awards from the Northeast Consortium total more than $335,000...
Council Opens Scallop Areas
The New England Fishery Management Council has agreed to reopen a scallop area on the northern edge of Georges Bank, an area that's been closed to scallopers since 1994. The news was applauded by New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell. "The northern edge is the mother-lode of scallops in the Atlantic, and if our scallopers can get at that we can expect for the next couple of years really, a real upti
Vote Delayed
A regional fisheries panel has put off a vote on whether to reopen scallop areas on the northern edge of Georges Bank. The New England Fisheries Management Council, meeting in Mystic Connecticut, couldn't agree on specifics of the plan, and put off any action till at least June...
Regulators Set Fishing Catch Limits
Federal fisheries managers have officially announced proposed cuts in catch limits that they acknowledge will devastate the New England fleet.       The size of the proposed cuts have been known for weeks, but are now open for public comment until April 15...

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