News

  • Menhaden reopening eases Maine bait worries – for now

    Menhaden reopening eases Maine bait worries – for now

    A two-week hiatus in the Maine menhaden fishery ended with the Atlantic States Fisheries Management Commission granting an additional 4.7 million pounds of quota, quelling worries about an impeding shortage of lobster bait. The “episodic …
  • Alaska fisheries division nicked in budget cuts

    Alaska fisheries division nicked in budget cuts

    Alaska fisheries would fare better than most state agencies and people under Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget cuts. Just under $1 million was cut from the commercial fisheries division of the Alaska Department of Fish and …
  • U.S. barge operator fined $2.2 million for British Columbia grounding, fuel spill

    U.S. barge operator fined $2.2 million for British Columbia grounding, fuel spill

    A Canadian court has fined Houston,Texas-based Kirby Offshore Marine Corp. $2.9 million (US $2.2 million) for the October 2016 grounding and fuel spill of the tugboat Nathan E. Stewart in British Columbia’s Inside Passage. Some …
  • NTSB: Mates share blame for scalloper, tanker collision

    NTSB: Mates share blame for scalloper, tanker collision

    The 91-foot scalloper Polaris out of New Bedford, Mass., is lucky that its encounter with the Bahamian-flagged 820-foot oil tanker Tofteviken didn’t turn out worse than it did, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. …
  • Maine governor threatens to defy ‘foolish’ right whale plan

    Maine governor threatens to defy ‘foolish’ right whale plan

    Gov. Janet Mills says Maine will not go along with a federal plan to reduce North Atlantic right whale mortality by reducing lobster lines 50 percent. Instead, she directed state Department of Marine Resources Commissioner …

Viewpoints

  • Maine DMR responds to elver story

    Maine DMR responds to elver story

    [Editor’s Note: Representatives at Maine’s Department of Marine Resources did not reply to Boats & Gear Editor Paul Molyneaux’s request for comment before press time. The original story has been edited to reflect this response.] …
  • Unsound mine: Pebble commentary closes today

    Unsound mine: Pebble commentary closes today

    Over the last 13 years that I’ve been watching and covering the ebbs and flows of Pebble Mine in Southwest Alaska, I’ve followed the data trail, news stories about tailings ponds failures at similar mines, …
  • Maine fisherman acquitted of overfishing elver quota by 1/100th of a pound

    Maine fisherman acquitted of overfishing elver quota by 1/100th of a pound

    [Editor’s Note: Representatives at Maine’s Department of Marine Resources did not reply to Boats & Gear Editor Paul Molyneaux’s request for comment before press time. The original story has been edited to reflect their response.] …
  • Editor’s Log: Town and country

    Editor’s Log: Town and country

    Last month, we featured the plight of California’s Dungeness fleet in facing a shutdown caused by a whale-protection lawsuit. This month, we offer the East Coast version of the story. Northeast lobster fleets are coping …
  • Busted up in the Bering Sea

    Busted up in the Bering Sea

    I made numerous other trips through Unimak Pass, and each time there was always that sense that something could quickly go wrong. Yet I always looked forward to that passage.

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