Written by Linc Bedrosian
Fishermen and government officials are now sparring over dire 2013 fishing catch limits that threaten the very future of the industry.
And viewers across the country can get their "reality" TV tastes of the fishing world through shows like "Deadliest Catch" and National Geographic's "Wicked Tuna," filmed out of Gloucester.
But fishing's harshest reality once again hit home in Gloucester, America's oldest seaport, and in Deer Isle, Maine, with the U.S. Coast Guard's grim but understandable decision a week ago to end the search for the scalloping boat Foxy Lady II.
It had been missing since Dec. 15.
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Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.Read more...
The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.