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Chart showing the portions of restricted areas where fully on-demand gear systems may be tested from Feb. 1 through April 30, 2023. NOAA Fisheries graphic.
Northeast ropeless gear experiments start off Massachusetts, Rhode Island
Scallop aquaculture: technique from Japan ramps up Maine’s fishing industry
Fishing vessels tied up at New Bedford, Mass. Doug Stewart photo.
New Bedford calls for ‘cumulative approach’ to offshore wind fisheries compensation
Fresh catch from the Maine lobster boat Ivy Jean in Portland, Maine. Doug Stewart photo.
More changes, challenges for Maine lobster fleet
W.E. Acres Crabmeal suffered a catastrophic fire on Friday, 3 February 2023. Photo Johnny Hanlan.
New Brunswick seafood processing plant total loss after fire
The 90-foot dragger Francis Dawn, recently re-christened as the Nobska, was built at Fairhaven Shipyard and designed by Farrell & Farrell Naval Architects. Steve Kennedy photo.
Blue Harvest acquires new 90-foot groundfish dragger
Bryson Fitch of Bay Center, Wash., is missing after the crab vessel Ethel May sank Feb. 5 near Willapa Bay. A GoFundMe page was set up to help his wife Mckenzie and children Ryder, 6, Paisley, 4, and Capri, 4 months. Photo courtesy Fitch/Salas family.
Search, GoFundMe effort for family of missing Washington crabber
The Maine Hall at the 2017 Maine Fishermen's Forum. National Fisherman photo.
The Maine Fishermen’s Forum returns
The Catch Share Reform Consortium, including Scituate, Mass. draggerman Tim Barrett and fishermen from around the U.S., is in Washington, D.C. urging Congress to stop consolidation of quota by foreign speculators. Tim Barrett photo.
The Catch Share Reform Coalition goes to Congress
Gulf of Mexico sea surface temperatures Feb. 4, 2023; about 60 degrees Fahrenheit near the U.S. Louisiana-Texas coast to 81 degrees around Cuba. NOAA image.
Gulf of Mexico has warmed at twice rate of global oceans
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer uses his knife to cut away fouled lines while hoisting a crewman from the life raft of the crab vessel Ethel May near the Willapa Bay Entrance off Washington Feb. 5, 2023. Coast Guard video image.
Search suspended for missing fisherman off Washington
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