Gulf of Maine

Regulators To Vote On 2015 Cod Fishing Rules
Federal fishery regulators might set rules for the badly declined Gulf of Maine cod fishery this week.
The New England Fishery Management Council is meeting Monday through Thursday in Newport, Rhode Island to set rules for the coming fishing season that begins in May...
Cod Prices Expected To Rise
Fishermen and dealers say new restrictions on commercial cod fishing in the Gulf of Maine will likely make local cod more expensive to New England consumers.
But industry sources also say supply from countries such as Iceland and Norway will keep cod in abundance at fish markets and fish-and-chip sho…
Cod Fishing Restrictions Up For Vote This Week
Federal regulators will consider emergency restrictions to the Gulf of Maine's cod fishery this week.
The New England Fishery Management Council will consider the restrictions at its meeting in Hyannis, Massachusetts this week. The three-day meeting begins on Tuesday and concludes Thursday...
Panel Recommends Steps To Protect Cod In Gulf Of Maine
Federal regulators are recommending a host of new restrictions to protect the Gulf of Maine's declining cod fishery.
The federal New England Fishery Management Council's Groundfish Oversight Committee on Wednesday recommended a battery of changes, including implementing expansions to existi…
New Study Shows Cod Stocks Continue To Decline
Federal regulators say an analysis of Gulf of Maine cod suggests the important species will continue to decline.
The National Marine Fisheries Service says in a statement that ``virtually every indicator'' of the cod stock's condition declined in 2013...
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...
NOAA Allows Quota Carryovers into 2013 Fishing Year
Depending on your point of view, it could be good news for fishermen. NOAA is allowing fishermen to carry over 10% of any unused quotas from the 2012 fishing year into the 2013 fishing year.
Jim Kendall, President of New Bedford Seafood Consulting sees it differently, since lousy weather over the pas…
New England Fishing Regulators Approve Drastic Cuts
New England's fishing regulators have approved deep cuts in catch limits for cod in two key fishing grounds in the North Atlantic.  The Regional Fisheries Management Council approved the cuts at the end of a day long meeting in Portsmouth, New Hampshire...