The first bill introduced in the Massachusetts Senate in 2019 aims to modernize the state’s lobster processing rules and expand in-state processing.
Despite a significant wild-harvest industry, the long-term outlook indicates a shift toward seaweed aquaculture along the northeast U.S. coast.
Challenges facing the lobster industry include herring bait limits, efforts to protect the North Atlantic right whale, warming waters, and for some, slowing exports to China, the second largest export market.
The New England Fishery Management Council yesterday released information on the upcoming scallop season, including an estimated 60 million pounds in landings.
In “Chasing the New White Whale,” members of a commercial fishing community attempt to make a living in a dangerous industry and in the face of the opiate epidemic.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted to cancel not only the 2019 Maine shrimp season, but the 2020 and 2021 seasons as well.
A federal grand jury has indicted a 27-year-old Mexican man on several charges related to a fatal rampage aboard the 82-foot scalloper Captain Billy Haver off the coast of Massachusetts in September.
Conditions off Maine’s mid-coast were not good the night of Nov. 14. No one knew that better than the four crewmen of the Aaron & Melissa II.
Captain Genevieve McDonald heads to Augusta from Stonington, Maine’s lobster capital Lobster captain Genevieve McDonald,…
The surf clam fishery — typically centered from the Mid-Atlantic states to northern New Jersey — continues to shift northward.