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    • From Maine to Florida, Hearings on Atlantic Menhaden Draft Amendment 3 Are Scheduled

      The Atlantic coastal states of Maine through Florida have scheduled their hearings to gather public comment on Draft Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden. The details of those hearings follows: Maine Dept. of Marine Resources October 5, 2017; 6 PM Yarmouth Town Hall 200 Main Street […]

    • Poached eels: US strikes at illegal harvests as value grows

      Changes in the worldwide fisheries industry have turned live baby American eels into a commodity that can fetch more than $2,000 a pound at the dock, but the big demand and big prices have spawned a black market that wildlife officials say is jeopardizing the species. Law enforcement authorities have […]

    • 16-Year-Old Angler Sets Massachusetts Bowfin State Record

      TAUNTON – The new bowfin state record holder is an accomplished 16-year-old angler from Taunton named Tauri Adamczyk – and that’s no fish tale. On Sunday July, 23, Tauri and her father were enjoying a day of fishing on the Taunton River in Taunton when she felt a tug on […]


      The Massachusetts’ 2017 commercial summer flounder (fluke) quota of 385,988 pounds is projected to be taken on Tuesday, July 18. Accordingly, Massachusetts fluke fishery will close on Wednesday, July 19, according to a Department of Marine Fisheries press release (Closure Notice). Commercial fishermen and dealers are reminded that all fluke […]

    • Fishermen will be allowed to catch more monkfish

      NOAA is increasing the monkfish catch in New England over the next 3 years. PORTLAND – Federal fishing regulators will allow fishermen to catch a little bit more monkfish over the next three years. The monkfish, also known as goosefish is a popular food fish that’s native to the East […]

    • Connecticut River to be included among ‘critical habitat’ areas for sturgeon

      The Connecticut River, from its mouth in Old Lyme and Old Saybrook to the Holyoke Dam in Massachusetts, would be one of several areas designated as a “critical habitat” for the endangered Atlantic sturgeon under a proposal set to be finalized as early as next week. The National Marine Fisheries […]

    • Researchers report seeing more sharks on the East Coast

      Researchers report seeing more sharks on the East Coast BOSTON — It’s shark season on the East Coast. Shark sightings have prompted authorities to temporarily close popular beaches in New England, New York and elsewhere this month. And 13 people have been bitten by sharks in Florida this year. Earlier […]

    • State fisheries survey underway in Gulf of Maine

      State fisheries survey underway in Gulf of Maine SCITUATE — Over the past seven years, Kevin Norton watched the number of commercial groundfish vessels working out of his home port drop precipitously from 17 in 2009, to just four today. “If not for the (federal fisheries) disaster money, there’d be […]

    • Charlotte the shark running ‘the gauntlet’ off R.I. coast

      Charlotte the shark running ‘the gauntlet’ off R.I. coast URI researchers who tagged the mako shark last year off the coast of Maryland are fearful that she’ll fall prey to fishing boats en route to Canadian waters. SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Swimming off the coast of Rhode Island this summer, […]

    • New program tackles local fishing litter

      New program tackles local fishing litter NORTH SMITHFIELD – Fish responsibly. It’s a simple request from Bonnie Combs, marketing director for the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, who’s on a mission to stop fishing litter by providing people with easy access to recycling containers. From Providence up through Worcester, Mass., Combs is […]

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