NMFS announced the decision to shut down Northeast Fishing Sector IX, a New Bedford sector dominated by Carlos Rafael, on Monday.
A team of environmental organizations is threatening to sue NMFS in an effort to force more regulations to protect North Atlantic right whales.
As water temperatures trend upward along the East Coast and regulations tighten in southern states the surf clam industry is shifting north.
Carlos Rafael, former kingpin of the New Bedford, Mass., waterfront, surrendered to authorities on Monday, Nov. 6 to begin his 46-month prison sentence.
According to NMFS’ annual report, “Fisheries of the United States,” commercial landings had an increase in value but a decrease in volume in 2016 compared to 2015 figures.
With the Carlos Rafael sentenced to nearly four years in prison, what will become of his fleet and coveted groundfish permits?
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced a bill to end the U.S. shark fin trade, but his reasoning for the legislation was based on incorrect data.
Coast Guard rescue and recovery tales from around the country and beyond: October 2017.
One crew member of the San Pedro-based, 54-foot Pamela Rose was killed last week when the mast of the fishing boat snapped and collapsed on him.
The 79-foot Pacific Paradise remains stuck in the waters of Waikiki off of Honolulu, Hawaii, a full two weeks after the boat ran aground.