Tag Archives: Gulf of Maine

More Difficult News for New England Groundfishing Fleet

Why don’t they just close the Gulf of Maine down and subsidize us like they do the wind farmers and the solar energy companies and farmers out west? They pay them not to farm, why don’t they pay us not … Continue reading

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Federal Fisheries Regulators between a Rock and a Hard Place

Yesterday, the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) added its own legal actions to cap off a week full of litigation over fisheries from Hawaii to New England. The CLF legal action is actually a pair of lawsuits filed in federal court … Continue reading

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Mixed Response to NEFMC Proposal to Open Closed Areas to Fishing

“There are no recovered stocks. There are only stocks that are showing signs of recovery. Why would you open these closed areas?” Tower said. “It just doesn’t make any sense.” -Tim Tower, commercial fisherman and charter boat operator from Ogunquit, Maine … Continue reading

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Worst Maine Shrimp Season Since Late ’70s

The Gulf of Maine shrimp fishing season ends just before midnight tonight with this year’s harvest being the smallest since 1978. Less than 700,000 pounds of so-called Maine shrimp (Pandalus borealis) have been landed this year (the season opened on Januray … Continue reading

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