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The New England Fishery Management Council has been toiling for two years on the amendment that would set monitoring levels for vessels in the Northeast groundfish fishery and now appears to be hitting the home stretch.

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NOAA Fisheries, bowing to escalating dissent by commercial fishermen and political pressure from U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, said Tuesday it will not resume the at-sea monitoring of commercial groundfish vessels until Aug. 1.

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U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton on Tuesday continued to press NOAA Fisheries to reverse its decision to return at-sea monitors aboard commercial fishing vessels as the pandemic still rages, saying the agency "is sailing right into a hurricane" of its own making.

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration says it will step in to aid the U.S. lobster industry, which is being battered by retaliatory tariffs by China and losing ground in Europe to Canadian competitors receiving favorable treatment under a trade agreement.

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In last week’s FishOn, we touched upon some of the sundry items that terrify us. To recap, they include bees, murder hornets, snakes, robots (and their evil cousin, the drone), flying monkeys and eggs. Now come new contenders to the throne.

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — The carcass of a critically endangered species of whale was found floating off the coast of New Jersey on Thursday, federal authorities said.

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A federal judge last Friday ordered the parties in the wrongful death lawsuit tied to the 2015 sinking of the Orin C to adhere to a previous settlement agreement, halting the highly contentious case that was set to go to trial next month in Boston.

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NOAA Fisheries’s plan to reinstate at-sea monitoring aboard commercial fishing vessels on July 1 despite the ongoing pandemic prompted withering criticism Tuesday from the region’s fishing industry.

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BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Maritime Academy has reopened to some cadets who need to complete hands-on training required for Coast Guard certification and graduation.

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We here at FishOn fear many things. We are on record of being afraid of robots, flying monkeys, ticks, bees and fear itself. We also have what many others have told us is a ridiculous phobia about eggs. But that's a column for another day.

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Two Massachusetts congressmen are urging NOAA Fisheries to extend the waiver that removed at-sea monitors from commercial fishing vessels in the Northeast fisheries as a continued protection against the COVID-19 virus.

Two Massachusetts congressmen are urging NOAA Fisheries to extend the waiver that removed at-sea monitors from commercial fishing vessels in the Northeast fisheries as a continued protection against the COVID-19 virus.

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.

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

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Eligible Massachusetts commercial fishermen and other seafood businesses could begin receiving funds in late July or early August from the $28 million in federal fishery assistance designated for the Massachusetts seafood industry, according to the state's top fishery regulator.

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We here at FishOn get most of our news from the man with cleft stick that visits our village, barring the monsoon, on a semi-regular basis. It's a bit cumbersome, but that's the price you pay for enlightenment. At least he doesn't do a podcast.

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The $28 million in COVID-related federal assistance to help the Massachusetts seafood industry is insufficient "and will not address the economic pain felt throughout the commonwealth," U.S. Senate candidate Joseph P. Kennedy III stated in a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

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BOSTON - Attorneys in the federal lawsuit over the sinking of the Orin C continue to skirmish over a possible settlement and the judge in the case has reset a hearing on accusations of witness tampering for the morning of the July 13 start-date for the trial.

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On Dec. 3, 2015, Capt. David "Heavy D" Sutherland died in the water after his disabled slime-eel boat, the Orin C, sank while under tow by the Coast Guard back into Gloucester Harbor.

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We here at FishOn, like all good pandemic doobies, are trying to do our part with a campaign of buying all meals, groceries and beverages locally. We're using the Ed Muskie template from the 1972 New Hampshire primary. Anybody got a flatbed truck we can borrow?

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As we sit to answer the clamor for yet another FishOn magnus opus, we see that the sun is shining, the winds have calmed and the boys, Foster and Willie, are saddled up and waiting imperiously at the door, threatening an indoor magnus opus of their own.

We here at FishOn like to spend a few moments each day in earnest reflection of the great matters before us, trying to light the lamp of understanding about those forces that shape all human endeavor. You know, the usual crap.

BOSTON — Members of the all-Democratic Massachusetts congressional delegation are pushing to include more East Coast seafood in purchasing agreements funded by the federal Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

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The New England Fishery Management Council has scheduled two more webinar public hearings on its draft groundfish monitoring amendment and extended the public comment deadline to the end of June.

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The Massachusetts seafood industry is set to receive $28 million of the $300 million in federal fisheries assistance — the highest amount of any state after Alaska and Washington, NOAA Fisheries told federal legislators Thursday in an email obtained by the Gloucester Daily Times.

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It's official: There will be no St. Peter's Fiesta this June.

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