News

  • Vineyard Wind says it will carry on amid new review

    Vineyard Wind says it will carry on amid new review

    Offshore energy develop Vineyard Wind backpedaled this week from its earlier warnings, saying it intends to carry forward with plans for building 84 turbines in New England waters, even as a revised environmental review raises …
  • Backers hope Louisiana label law will boost native seafood

    Backers hope Louisiana label law will boost native seafood

    A new law requiring Louisiana restaurants to disclose whether they are serving imported foreign shrimp or crawfish goes into effect Sept. 1. Backers of the long-sought measure say the fight to enforce it is just …
  • Big turnout at Winter Harbor, and nearly a disaster

    Big turnout at Winter Harbor, and nearly a disaster

    The goal was 200 lobster boats taking the starter’s flag at the Winter Harbor lobster boat races this past Saturday. That was to be in honor of Keith Young, who has been a big part …
  • Do you want better fishery data? NOAA is taking notes

    Do you want better fishery data? NOAA is taking notes

    The Northeast Fisheries Science Center is seeking stakeholder input on cooperative research through meetings that kick off this week. The science center’s Cooperative Research Branch is conducting meetings in August and September from Maine to …
  • Carlos Rafael settles Coast Guard oil violations; feds auction boats

    Carlos Rafael settles Coast Guard oil violations; feds auction boats

    Carlos Rafael, the longtime New Bedford industry figure now serving a 46-month sentence in federal prison, settled water pollution complaints for $511,000 in civil penalties, as the U.S. Marshals Service offered two of his boats …

Viewpoints

  • Editor’s Log: Modern history

    Editor’s Log: Modern history

    Our cover story for September is dedicated to an ancient Nordic nation that is headed full-throttle into the future. Iceland may be an island nation, but it is far from isolated. Icelandic fisheries are world …
  • View from Alaska: Alaska’s global mission

    View from Alaska: Alaska’s global mission

    The strength of the Alaska seafood portfolio lies in our wide assortment of species and product forms. In 2018, Alaska produced more than 2.4 billion metric tons of seafood, more than all other U.S. states …
  • Opinion: Small-town runaround

    Opinion: Small-town runaround

    As a maritime journalist, I have seen firsthand the struggles fishermen face to simply make a living. I’m also a mate on the F/V Nor’easter, a commercial fishing boat that has diversified, as so many …
  • Safety net: What’s missing in mental health for fishermen

    Safety net: What’s missing in mental health for fishermen

    Depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide are not uncommon in any fishing community no matter which coast you are on. It is an isolating, dangerous occupation full of uncertainty and expenses; it costs time, money, …
  • Pebble Corp: Bristol Bay brand does not exist

    Pebble Corp: Bristol Bay brand does not exist

    Bristol Bay brand responds: Let Me Google That For You Three years ago, a friend from Alaska was visiting our family camp in Maine and brought along two things I could not resist — wild …

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