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    • 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 […]

    • Maine Fishermen Busted for Illegal Scallops

      Maine Fishermen Busted for Illegal Scallops Maine captain offloading catch in Gloucester accused of hiding $6,000 of scallops in hold A Maine captain faces prosecution after an inspector, who was checking the boat as scallops were offloaded Thursday in Gloucester, reported finding additional shellfish, worth more than $6,000, hidden in the vessel’s […]

    • NOAA closing area southeast of Cape Cod to scallop fishing

      NOAA closing area southeast of Cape Cod to scallop fishing NANTUCKET, Massachusetts (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is closing one of the key fishing areas off of New England where fishermen seek scallops. The administration is closing the Nantucket Lightship North Scallop Access Area to scallop vessels […]

    • New Massachusetts State Record Lake Trout

      New Massachusetts State Record Lake Trout Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife has confirmed that a new state record lake trout has been caught. The fish was caught by William Roy of Palmer, MA last week at Quabbin Reservoir. His 25 lb 7 oz laker breaks the previous mark, caught […]

    • Study sheds light on trout mortality

      Courtesy of Centre Daily Times by Mark Nale Study sheds light on trout mortality If you are a trout angler, at some point you likely learned that trout caught while bait fishing often die after they are released. Biological studies from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s reported variation in the […]

    • Regulators mull change to rules about some shark fin removal

      Courtesy of CT POST – AP Regulators mull change to rules about some shark fin removal NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — Interstate fishing regulators are considering changes to rules that govern the removal of fins from coastal sharks by fishermen. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is set to consider an […]

    • Misunderstood pollock a key to New England seafood’s future

      Courtesy of CT POST by Patrick Whittle-AP Misunderstood pollock a key to New England seafood’s future PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — It might not be time yet to rechristen Cape Cod as Cape Pollock, but the humble fish is staking its claim. The Atlantic pollock has long played a role in […]

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