Written by Jen Finn
As Massachusetts braces for a blizzard, coastal communities from Provincetown to Plum Island plan to close roads, deploy emergency vehicles, and open shelters to keep residents safe amid forecasts of surging seas and high winds.
Up and down the coast on Thursday commercial fishermen hauled in lobster traps and tied up boats in anticipation of as much as 3 feet of snow blanketing parts of Massachusetts.
“It looks like it will be nasty,” said Chuck Parisi, 60, who was stacking yellow, vinyl-coated lobster traps on land near Gloucester Harbor. “Once this area gets filled up with snow, it’s harder to store your traps.”
Read the full story at Boston Globe>>
The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association released their board of directors election results last week.
The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.Read more...
Former Massachusetts state fishery scientist Steven Correia received the New England Fishery Management Council’s Janice Plante Award of Excellence for 2016 at its meeting last week.
Correia was employed by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries for over 30 years.Read more...