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  • New England Fishermen Freak Out After The Government Closes The Bay Of Maine For Two Months

    04/29/2012 12:35:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/29/12 | ap
    BOSTON (AP) — Fisherman Lou Williams sees plenty of harbor porpoises, usually swimming in small pods well away from his boat, unlike the herds of lookalike dolphins that get close enough to ride his vessel's wake. A place Williams doesn't see many porpoises is his nets. "It's a rare occasion," said Williams, 55, who fishes out of Gloucester. "I don't think more than a couple this year." But federal regulators say far too many porpoises in the Gulf of Maine are drowning in fishing gear, specifically the stationary nets that Williams and other fishermen use, called gillnets. The estimated fatalities...
  • 6 New England lawmakers ask for new cod assessment

    12/17/2011 6:39:55 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    ap ^ | Dec. 16, 2011
    New England lawmakers are asking the U.S. Commerce Secretary for an emergency assessment of the abundance of cod in the Gulf of Maine. ... The six lawmakers also are asking Bryson to freeze the cod catch limit at its current level until the study is complete. Fishermen are facing devastating cuts in cod catch next year