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2014-06-17 23:06:29

Port of New Bedford Releases Six-Pronged Plan to Revive its Historic Groundfishery and Modernize the Port New Bedford, MA (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 The Port of New Bedford, America’s most valuable commercial fishing port, has released a six-pronged plan for the revitalization of the Northeast’s struggling groundfish fishery, and to expand the port’s overall functionality. According to the New Bedford Harbor Development Commission’s (HDC) "Groundfish Port Recovery and...

2010-10-06 14:57:20

Some fisheries in the United States are poised to undergo major changes in the regulations used to protect fish stocks, and Iowa State University researchers have estimated that the new system will be an economic boon to the fishing industry. Quinn Weninger and Rajesh Singh, both associate professors in economics, estimated harvesting costs under the old system and compared that to the newly proposed fishing regulations that lift many restrictions that cause inefficiency while still limiting...

2009-08-25 14:54:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A small fleet of fishermen is expected to stage a protest today off the coast of Martha's Vineyard directed at President Obama over a recent change in regulations for commercial groundfish fishermen. The following statement is from Sally McGee, the New England Policy Director for EDF and a member of the New England Fishery Management Council, which recently voted 16-0 in favor of the new management approach for the groundfish fishery (Motion...

2009-04-06 17:40:00

PORT CLYDE, Maine, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today the National Marine Fisheries Service released their final Interim Rule for Groundfish for the 2009 fishing year. After hearing from all stakeholders, including those voices supporting the industry, the final interim rule now strikes a balance between protecting both the ecosystem and the beleaguered fishing industry that depends on those systems. In press statements today by Jane Lubchenco, head of NOAA, as well as by...

2008-09-15 18:00:00

By Anonymous A state official put it best: A federal report that documents a continued decline in some species of groundfish despite years of regulation was "extremely frustrating." After reducing the number of fishing days, staying out of certain areas and using nets with bigger mesh, the stocks of some species have not rebounded as hoped, leading to what are expected to be even stricter limits next fishing season. For commercial fishermen and the remaining Maine businesses that...

2008-09-04 15:00:17

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Dave Bard of Pew Environment Group, +1-202-486-4426 PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter Baker, manager of the Pew Environment Group's New England Fisheries Campaign, today issued the following statement in response to the most recent stock assessment of New England groundfish (including cod, haddock and flounder) from the Third Groundfish Assessment Review Meeting. Statement of Peter Baker: "This stock assessment shows that current...

2008-07-16 21:00:17

By Julia Scott, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Jul. 16--PRINCETON-BY-THE-SEA -- A team of state and federal fisheries agents served a search warrant in early July to a seafood processor suspected of buying illegally caught groundfish, according to federal officials. Workers at Exclusive Fresh, Inc. stepped aside to let the agents in July 1, according to Don Masters, special agent in charge of law enforcement for the National Marine Fisheries Service's southwest division. Officials seized...

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2005-06-15 07:13:45

SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal regulators are preparing to vote on a plan to protect deep water corals and other sensitive fish habitat that will likely include a permanent ban on bottom trawling in large tracts of the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Fishery Management Council, which advises the federal government on West Coast fishing regulations, is expected to choose a plan Wednesday that will identify "essential fish habitat" in federal waters, which extend from three miles to 200 miles off the...


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