The fitting end came, fittingly, at the end.
A 19-foot “food boat” will dock alongside rows of vendors on Thursday during the weekly Cape Ann Farmers Market at Stage Fort Park. And its one-man crew hopes to hook visitors into trying lesser known fish commonly landed in Gloucester for dinner.
When last we spoke with filmmakers Darby Duffin and Adam Jones back in the winter of 2015, they said they were close to completing their fishing documentary film, “Fish & Men,” and envisioned a premiere sometime later that year.
The eight-community traveling road show to gather public comment on new protections for the imperiled North Atlantic right whales hits Gloucester on Tuesday evening and is expected to draw a big crowd at NOAA's Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office in the Blackburn Industrial Park.
For the record, Ghislaine Maxwell is not hiding out in this column. And as far as we know, she hasn't been spotted anywhere within the sprawling FishOn campus.
When last we spoke with filmmakers Darby Duffin and Adam Jones back in the winter of 2015, they said they were close to completing their fishing documentary film, "Fish & Men," and envisioned a premiere sometime later that year.
BOSTON — A crew from Station Gloucester took part in the Coast Guard's rescue of two boaters Sunday approximately 30 miles off the coast of Maine after they were reported overdue.
The much-anticipated federal project to dredge the Annisquam River could be dead in the water or require significant changes unless more funding is secured to help return the key Cape Ann channel to safe navigable levels.
As we sit down to write these lines, it is gloriously sunny, dry and hot outside the windows of the sprawling FishOn campus and the forecast for the weekend is for much more of the same. The waters off Rocky Neck — and the post-swim libation at the Parker Street Palace — are calling. As weak…
Federal officials will meet with fishermen and other members of the public in a series of meetings about possible changes to rules designed to protect vulnerable whales.
ROCKPORT — A trapped, 18-foot-long minke whale almost became shark food off the coast of Rockport. Luckily, the Center for Coastal Studies of Provincetown was on hand to help it escape.
The forklifts didn't stop for U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton on Tuesday afternoon when the congressman visited a Gloucester lobster wholesaler to talk about the challenges facing the Massachusetts lobster industry. But that didn't seem to deter the congressman.
We are, as we may have mentioned, afraid of everything. Empty out your pockets and we'll guarantee you there's probably something that absolutely terrifies us. And not just the picture on your driving license or that piece of hard candy that looks like a hunk of amber.
A Gloucester man whose Massachusetts license had already been revoked faces a fourth offense of operating a boat under the influence of alcohol after he clashed with a U.S. Coast Guard crew off Magnolia.
Changes in the environment, including warming waters, are prompting the U.S. government to add eight populations of fish to its federal overfished list, scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday.
The long-sought measure to expand and modernize lobster processing regulations in Massachusetts is now law, as of Gov. Charlie Baker's signature on Wednesday.
Certainly, he had heard of Gloucester. Just about anyone who's ever set foot on a Coast Guard vessel has heard of Gloucester.
BOSTON — Advocates and legislators gathered Monday to discuss the threats facing North Atlantic right whales and to call for more conservation efforts.
The scales had been open for all of six minutes Saturday afternoon at the Bluefin Blowout when the first boat, F/V Frigate out of Rockport, backed in from the Annisquam River to engage in the timeless sacrament of the lifting of the fish.
Back in 2018, when the Earth was young and so were we, we wrote a story in the Gloucester Daily Times about Polaris, the 38-foot replica of a 1,000-year-old Viking ship, that had been hauled across country from Anacortes, Washington, to its new home on Cape Ann.
BOSTON — The Boston home where late mobster James "Whitey" Bulger and his gang buried three of their victims, including one with Gloucester ties, is for sale.
The eighth edition of the Bluefin Blowout is on tap for this weekend as captains and tuna fishermen from up and down the East Coast converge on Gloucester's Cape Ann's Marina Resort to compete for more than $40,000 in cash and prizes and the Bluefin Blowout Trophy.
It's now up to Gov. Charlie Baker to decide whether Massachusetts will allow more in-state lobster processing to make the Bay State lobster industry more competitive with its contemporaries in Maine and Canada.
A New Bedford man was arrested on a prior warrant after an incident Thursday afternoon in which he was taken off a fishing boat and transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital for evaluation.
Joshua Carpenter is 16 and is working this summer as the stern man on Junior McKay’s lobster boat Running Blind. He is justifiably concerned about his onboard safety, not to mention something of a frugal shopper.
The digital age of vessel reporting is on the line and the New England Fishery Management Council is trying to make sure fishermen under its purview answer the call.
Maine elected officials are pushing back with gusto against new federal measures to protect the imperiled North Atlantic right whales because of the impact of the new regulations on the state's vital lobster industry.
Congress continues to bumble around in its effort to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which should come as breaking news to no one who understands the complexity of the law and the usual banality that ensues in Washington whenever more than three peop…
ESSEX — Should North Shore communities consider buying their own regional dredging equipment or outsource the work to a private company?
ROCKPORT — The two whales feeding off the coast of Halibut Point, caught on a video that went viral, are fin whales, according to a naturalist.
The long-awaited dredging of the Annisquam River now is expected to extend into a second season to accommodate the removal of more material, protect the river's winter flounder habitat and reduce interaction with lobstermen and lobster gear during the disposal of dredged material, according …
The Canadian government is announcing new protections for endangered North Atlantic right whales following a string of deaths and entanglements involving the marine mammals.
So tonight, Major League Baseball hosts its annual Home Run Derby and we're sorry to say we're not going to be able to answer the bell. Much, obviously, to the disappointment of the far-flung fans of Captain Jack. Of course, we are Captain Jack.
The Gloucester shellfish warden is urging the public to refrain from all shellfish harvesting at city beaches and flats during the current red tide closure to guard the health of both the public and the city’s commercial shellfish industry.
Since April 1, they've sold more than 350 life jackets and flotation bibs of various styles to commercial lobstermen in Massachusetts and Maine, which isn't bad for an outfit that doesn't dabble in the for-profit business of marine safety apparel.
In 2010, the New England groundfish fleet began fishing under a new catch share system when federal fishing regulators established the sector system that remains in place today in the Northeast Multispecies groundfish fishery.
A half-dozen North Atlantic right whales have died in the past month, leading scientists, government officials and conservationists to call for a swift response to protect the endangered species.
The head of a prominent Gloucester law firm and an attorney associated with it are both facing legal malpractice claims after the state's Court of Appeals reinstated the challenge of a local man who says the lawyers settled for too little money after he was seriously injured in a 2008 marine…
DANVERS — Cherry Street Fish Market owner Darryl Parker has seen a lot of lobsters in his life, but the bright red one his nephew caught on Saturday left him speechless.
A year ago this month, China imposed a sweeping array of retaliatory tariffs that effectively closed off the massive Chinese consumer market to U.S. seafood dealers — particularly lobster exporters such as Mortillaro Lobster of Gloucester.
As bearers carrying the statue of St. Peter and a sea of onlookers, donned in white, chanted “VIVA!” in front of Our Lady of Good Voyage Church during the Procession of St. Peter Sunday afternoon, the voice of a beloved leader raised in prayer was missing from the steps of the church.
This Week's Circulars
- Governor vacationing in Gloucester again
- Pedestrian hit by MBTA train near Railroad Avenue station
- Academy award-winners Gloucester's newest officers
- UPDATE: Man, 53, dies when hit by MBTA train; T service has resumed
- UPDATE: Pedestrian killed by MBTA train near Railroad Avenue station
- Police: Girl's injuries likely not life-threatening
- 'We've borne the brunt'
- City prepared for thousands to visit Riverfest
- NOAA: Codfather will never fish again