The New England Fishery Management Council will assume a decidedly different composition later this year when four councilors with almost 40 years combined tenure exit because of term limits.

Coastal waters east of Ipswich Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

The New England Fishery Management Council will assume a decidedly different composition later this year when four councilors with almost 40 years combined tenure exit because of term limits.

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Hearings begin tonight on the NOAA proposal to reduce lobster trap lines and introduce state-specific markings for fishing gear as part of a plan to reduce the number of entanglements involving endangered right whales in New England waters.

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They spent the first two years canvassing the lobster docks of New England, delivering a message of safety and soliciting opinions from fishermen on which personal safety devices would suit them best as they plied their trade upon the water.

Federal legislation to help mobilize the next generation of commercial fishermen cleared its final hurdle this week, creating a national grant program to identify and train young fishermen in Gloucester and beyond.

IPSWICH — A father and son who co-own an Ipswich marine repair business are facing charges, and an Ipswich man is recovering from a punctured lung after an apparent online war of words last month led to a physical confrontation. 

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is proposing a reduction in lobster trap lines and state-specific markings for fishing gear as part of a plan to reduce the number of entanglements involving endangered right whales in New England waters.

Coastal waters east of Ipswich Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

The Massachusetts lobster industry should find out in late January whether the state will bar lobstering in all state waters from February to May as a protective measure for the imperiled North Atlantic right whales.

Coastal waters east of Ipswich Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

Coastal waters east of Ipswich Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. 

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As we write this on Friday, we're kind of cold and a little cranky. So, what do you say we go right to the items? The Electoral College votes yes.

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BEVERLY — A tipoff by a concerned citizen led Massachusetts Environmental Police (DEP) officers to seize 25 crates of illegal lobster at a local facility last week.

We here at FishOn are not the patient sort. We really have nothing against patience. It's one of the seven virtues, right up there with Dopey and Sneezy. We aspire to patience. But it's not our favorite. That would be temperance. Don't believe the philistines. We roll with temperance. Squeak…

One of the key issues facing the Northeast commercial fishing industry is finding and training the next generation of fishermen as the industry continues to contract.

Commercial fishermen and lobstermen have an extra month to apply for $530 million in federal funds that provide among the most lucrative and direct assistance to fishing and lobster businesses wounded by recent trade wars.

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We here at FishOn came across an interesting story last week on the website of Dartmouth Week, the news organization that chronicles all the hubbub down there on Massachusetts' South Coast. It was about none other than everybody's favorite fishing scofflaw, Carlos Rafael.

Coastal waters east of Ipswich Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

Organizers of the massive Seafood Expo North America show have rescheduled the 2021 three-day event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center for mid-July.

Coastal waters east of Ipswich Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. 

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One of the four fishermen missing since the commercial fishing boat Emmy Rose sank off Provincetown early Monday had Gloucester ties.

BOSTON (AP) — The missing men who were on a commercial fishing boat that sank off Provincetown this week were all Maine fishermen, authorities said.

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After searching 2,066 square miles for more than 38 hours, the Coast Guard has suspended its search for the crew of the fishing vessel Emmy Rose which sank sometime after midnight Monday.

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The patrol boat Key Largo from Station Gloucester is among the assets the Coast Guard is using to search for four fishermen approximately 20 miles northeast of Provincetown this morning.

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