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BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland joined with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday to mark the groundbreaking of the Vineyard Wind 1 project, the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the United States.

A group of concerned citizens, scientists, and conservationists have created the Save Right Whales Coalition, which seeks a moratorium on the construction of offshore wind projects until their impact on the critically-endangered North Atlantic right whale and other wildlife is fully understood.

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PORTLAND, Maine — A federal court is allowing a team of environmental groups to continue with a lawsuit against the U.S. government that seeks to create stronger rules to protect rare whales from collisions with ships.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal ocean managers say a rare species of whale has been detected east of Portland, Maine, and they are using a special protected zone to try to keep them safe.

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Investigators trying to learn why a commercial fishing boat sank off Massachusetts nearly a year ago, taking the lives of a Gloucester man and three fellow crew members, are using some high-tech gadgetry in their probe, federal authorities said Wednesday.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Coastal regulators in Rhode Island have voted to deny a request by the owner of one of the state’s most famous restaurants to expand his shellfish farming operations in a local salt pond.

BOSTON (AP) — Fatal opioid overdoses nearly doubled in recent years among Massachusetts workers, with the construction, farming and fishing industries among the hardest hit sectors, according to an updated study from the state Department of Public Health released Monday.

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French fisherman Herman Outrequin, who does not have a license to fish in the U.K waters, arrives at the port of Granville, Normandy, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. Outrequin gave up his fishing company job and went independent in 2019 to have more time for his newborn son. But he hadn’t reckoned with the post-Brexit spat about fishing rights between Paris and London. (AP Photo/Jeremias Gonzalez)

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French fisherman Herman Outrequin, who does not have a license to fish in the U.K waters, checks his trawler before going fishing, in the port of Granville, Normandy, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. Outrequin gave up his fishing company job and went independent in 2019 to have more time for his newborn son. But he hadn’t reckoned with the post-Brexit spat about fishing rights between Paris and London. (AP Photo/Jeremias Gonzalez)

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French fisherman Herman Outrequin, right , who does not have a license to fish in the U.K waters, works in the port of Granville, Normandy, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Outrequin gave up his fishing company job and went independent in 2019 to have more time for his newborn son. But he hadn’t reckoned with the post-Brexit spat about fishing rights between Paris and London.(AP Photo/Jeremias Gonzalez)

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French fisherman Herman Outrequin, who does not have a license to fish in the U.K waters, checks his trawler in the port of Granville, Normandy, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Outrequin gave up his fishing company job and went independent in 2019 to have more time for his newborn son. But he hadn’t reckoned with the post-Brexit spat about fishing rights between Paris and London. (AP Photo/Jeremias Gonzalez)

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BRUSSELS — The United Kingdom on Friday rejected European Union proposals to streamline the trade of goods in Northern Ireland as insufficient, further aggravating a standoff between both sides and bringing the prospect of a post-Brexit trade war closer.

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GRANVILLE, France (AP) — Soon-to-be father Hermann Outrequin felt optimistic in 2019 when he gave up his fishing company job of 16 years to go independent. The Normandy fisherman wanted a fresh start to have time for his newborn son.

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ROCKPORT — The heavy storm that pummeled Cape Ann overnight into Wednesday devoured fisherman Chris Wayrynen’s lobster boat Lady M moored at Pigeon Cove.

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Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will be making her way over the bridge to speak about the blue economy later this week.

NOAA Fisheries is hosting a webinar Tuesday on electric monitoring as it reviews Amendment 23 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan that sets future at-sea monitoring coverage target rates for the fishery.

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In a major move that involves banning commercial fishing, President Joe Biden is taking executive action to restore protections in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, an area about 150 miles southeast of Cape Ann.

A request for a new harbormaster patrol boat has been docked as city councilors seek more answers about where the money will come from. 

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SALEM — City and energy industry leaders gathered at Blaney Wharf Thursday to announce “Commonwealth Wind,” a partnership to transform 42 acres of undeveloped land around Salem Harbor Footprint that would support an offshore wind facility.

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YARMOUTH, Mass. — Four people were rescued from the fishing vessel Tom Slaughter III off Yarmouth shortly before midnight Wednesday, the Coast Guard reports.

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The captain of a beloved schooner has docked his vessel for the last time.

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Gov. Charlie Baker was in town yet again this Wednesday to congratulate Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute for the opening of its new learning environment.

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America's lobster fishing industry will face a host of new harvesting restrictions, many of which Cape Ann lobstermen are already following, amid a new push from the federal government to try to save a vanishing species of whale. 

BOSTON — A crewman on a fishing vessel 130 miles east of Cape Cod was medevaced by the Coast Guard on Sunday.

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