A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit from commercial fishing groups that challenged presidential authority to establish the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.
The assessment indicates the northern shrimp population remains severely depleted, spawning stock biomass remains at the same low levels that has left the fishery shuttered since the 2013 season.
The New England Fishery Management Council voted this week to significantly scale back herring catch limits for over the next three years.
A good Samaritan vessel and the Coast Guard came to the aid of a scallop…
A Cushing, Maine, lobsterman charged with seaman’s manslaughter in the death of two crewmen nearly four years ago is expected to plead guilty next week.
On September 1, University of Maine marine sciences research professor Richard Wahle took over as the new director of the school’s Lobster Institute.
Interstate regulators have decided to shut down the Gulf of Maine herring fishery until the end of the month, saying 97 percent of the quota has been landed.
Maine has turned down a request from PETA to establish a roadside memorial for the 7,000 lobsters killed after they were involved in a highway crash.
At the start of 2018, regulatory changes triggered substantial quota increases for several commercially important groundfish stocks
Veteran speedster Wild Wild West took the top prize in Portland. The final racing day of the season helped raise more than $7,000 for the MS Society of Maine.
NOAA’s northeast fisheries sector has announced that it will be reimbursing at-sea monitoring costs for the northeast groundfish sector.