New Federal Program Targets Abandoned Crab, Lobster Traps

NORFOLK, VA (AP) - The U.S. government is launching a new program to combat the scourge of abandoned crab and lobster traps, which can dilute harvests … [Read more...]

First Ocean Fish Farm Proposed for East Coast Off New England

PORTSMOUTH, NH (AP) - A New Hampshire group wants to be the first to bring offshore fish farming to the waters off New England by raising salmon and … [Read more...]

Registration Open for Big 3 Fishing Tournament

HARWICH PORT -  On July 7, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands will host their Big 3 Fishing Tournament in Harwich … [Read more...]

Third Annual Little Big Fishing Tournament Announced

HYANNIS - The third annual Little Big Fishing Tournament will be held on Thursday, June 22 at Baxter’s Fish ‘N Chips, Hyannis. The one-day … [Read more...]

Maine Lobstermen Have Slower Year Amid Industry Challenges

ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — Fishermen of Maine lobster had a smaller haul during a year in which the industry battled surging fuel and bait prices, rebukes … [Read more...]

NOAA Testing Ropeless Lobster Fishing Gear

HYANNIS - Ropeless lobster fishing gear is being tested by federal officials off the coast of Massachusetts. NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science … [Read more...]

Legal Sizes for Lobsters Could Change to Protect Population

PORTLAND, ME (AP) - The rules about the minimum and maximum sizes of lobsters that can be trapped off New England could soon become stricter, … [Read more...]

NOAA Extends Limit on Fishing to Protect Whales

HYANNIS - The federal government has extended a ban that prohibits lobster and crab fishing in certain areas off of the coast of Massachusetts in an … [Read more...]

Feds Try to Improve Fishing Data With New Monitoring Rules

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Changes to U.S. rules about the monitoring of Northeast commercial fishing activities are going into effect this month with a … [Read more...]

Panel: Fishing Plan Can Rebuild Long Lost Cod Stock by 2033

PORTLAND, ME (AP) - Federal ocean regulators say a new fishing plan has a chance to rebuild the New England cod stock, which is a goal even many … [Read more...]
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