It may get a tad crowded under the Blynman Bridge on Tuesday and Wednesday, as a state-contracted engineering crew will perform a regularly scheduled structural inspection of the 112-year-old drawbridge.
Federal fishing regulators are limiting the amount of herring that fishermen can catch off New England until the end of the year. The fish is used for food and bait.
On Friday, Capt. Joe Sanfilippo of Extreme Gloucester Fishing learned that he'd finished third in a business plan competition organized by Salem State University.
With Europe and China effectively off-limits because of trade tariffs, the New England lobster industry and other components of the region's shellfish industry are on the prowl for new markets.
It turns out that it was Carlos Rafael himself who opened the door to the civil and criminal investigations that resulted in his exile from the commercial fishing industry and his current residency at the FMC Devens federal prison.
Well, here's hoping you now find yourself on the safe side of the Thanksgiving weekend, recovered from your self-induced food coma and with your sights squarely trained on rolling up 2019 once and for all.
Gloucester’s annual Santa Parade and treelighting on Sunday will get a two-week jump on the lighting of the Lobster Trap Christmas Tree, but the latter is taking shape.
The Northeast multispecies groundfishery may have been victimized by several misreporting schemes through a five-year period and “potentially up to 2.5 million pounds of regulated species were misreported by vessels from multiple sectors” in the fishery, according to a Coast Guard investigat…
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — For generations, people in Alaska’s far-north villages have relied on hand-built ice cellars dug deep into the permafrost to age their whale and walrus meat to perfection and keep it cold throughout the year.
The nadir for fishing for Gulf of Maine cod arrived in 2014, when NOAA Fisheries slashed quota by 77% and implemented emergency area closures that particularly singed the Gloucester small-boat, day fleet.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Three commercial fishermen who went missing when their vessel capsized off the coast of Massachusetts are presumed dead, the boat's owner says.
BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued one fishermen but three remain missing after a commercial fishing vessel capsized about 24 miles southwest of Martha’s Vineyard.
BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard says one fisherman has been rescued but three remain missing after a commercial fishing vessel capsized about 24 miles southwest of Martha's Vineyard.
Well, it's T-minus three days and counting until Thanksgiving dawns and we can begin eating and the buzz here in the FishOn test kitchen, run by our in-house caterer, SnapChump, is palpable. Oh wait, we're sitting on our phone. Hope it's someone calling with plans to bring more pie to Thursd…
Former fisherman Sam Parisi appeared before the city Fisheries Commission on Thursday night to tout his campaign for national legislation to help fishermen as the federal Farm Bill helps farmers.
A year ago, fishery regulators that manage northern shrimp in the Gulf of Maine closed the fishery for the 2019 season because the imperiled stock remained a prisoner to its own meager abundance and unrelenting inability to improve biomass and recruitment.
Welcome to our special Tuesday edition of FishOn featuring Tuesday Weld and music from the band 'Til Tuesday, who will be playing the Moody Blues' "Tuesday Afternoon." This is also the day that Wimpy, that piker, finally pays you for that hamburger you bought for him last week. Use that cash…
SUSAN WALSH/AP file photoU.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, pictured, and Ed Markey, both Massachusetts Democrats, have written to NOAA calling for a ban on some Canadian fishery products if Canadian fishermen aren’t doing as much as those in the U.S. to protect endangered right whales.
Alex Brandon/AP photoU.S. Sens. Ed Markey, pictured, D-Mass., and Elizabeth Warren are calling on NOAA to ban some Canadian fishery products if Canadian fishermen aren’t doing as much as those in the U.S. to protect endangered right whales.
Both Massachusetts senators are again calling for NOAA Fisheries to investigate Canada’s North Atlantic right whale protections and, if found lacking, consider banning imports of some Canadian fishery products into the United States.
The state of Maine has opted to go it alone against NOAA Fisheries and the plan drafted by the federal Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction team to impose new right whale protections. But that decision seems to have hit a sizable snag.
Last summer, while playing the sixth of his residency concerts at Fenway Park, Billy Joel sent a couple of shoutouts to Gloucester and revealed to the crowd that he had spent a couple of days vacationing here prior to the show.
So, your loyal FishOn correspondents were in attendance Friday when, as you may have read in the Saturday editions of this here newspaper, and online at gloucestertimes.com, Gov. Charlie Baker traveled to Gloucester to share in the joy that is the dredging of the Annisquam River.
The giant dredge that will return the Annisquam River to safe navigability is expected to arrive in Gloucester next week, and the project, which has had more twists and turns than the ancient river itself, physically will begin in earnest.
There is no underestimating the allure and importance of the Atlantic striped bass for recreational and commercial anglers alike. Now both groups face significant catch reductions for the 2020 fishing season for the iconic inshore fish.
They were hardly bigger than a grain of sand when they arrived at Maritime Gloucester in mid-June. But on Monday, about 60,000 still-tiny oysters made their own sizable splash as they returned to the wild in the tidal Mill River.
ROCKPORT — After helping put lifejackets in the hands — and on the bodies — of some North Shore commercial lobstermen in Beverly, the folks at the Lifejackets for Lobstermen project are shifting business to Rockport.
We here at FishOn love fish, but hate eggs. Want to take a wild guess where we stand on caviar? It's simple: We stand way over there, on the other side of the room, as far from the fish eggs as we possibly can get.
A federal judge has ruled that a group of environmental organizations can continue its lawsuit against the U.S. government about the protection of endangered whales.
The New England Fishery Management Council continues to fashion the amendment that will set future monitoring coverage levels for the Northeast groundfish fleet and now expects the measure won't go out for public comment or hearings until early spring of 2020.
The long-sought dredging of portions of the Annisquam River to allow vessels to safely navigate the full channel is set to begin this fall — possibly as soon as the first two weeks in November, according to the Army Corps of Engineers and city officials.
So, you may have noticed that the mighty FishOn gang bagled last week's column. Shockingly, some people who do not know us expressed concern. Those that do know us appeared relieved. With our readership, you just never know.
Timia Buckley of Gloucester was working with a squad of her fellow students Thursday in the laboratory of the Gloucester Biotechnology Academy when Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito stopped by the table for a chat.
Maine's fishery regulators, on behalf of the state's vital lobster industry, appear to be willing to meet the right whale take reduction team halfway on the removal of lobster buoy lines — but only in federal waters.
They've helped put 766 lifejackets in the hands — and on the bodies — of New England commercial lobstermen since April 1, but the folks at the Lifejackets for Lobstermen project aren't done yet.
The Maine Lobstermen's Association has volleyed back at NOAA Fisheries, saying it will continue pursuing "critical points" from its analysis of data used by the federal fishery regulator to determine causes of injuries or deaths to North Atlantic right whales.
This Week's Circulars
- Doctor in fight for aid in dying to speak in Rockport
- Pete Frates of Beverly, inspiration for Ice Bucket Challenge, dies
- Vape ban to be lifted next week
- Taproom brewhaha comes to an end
- Essex digs in to safety building construction
- Captain anchors fishing school on Harbor Loop
- Ladies Night draws a crowd
- Column: Why the laughter at Trump at the NATO conference wasn't funny