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Debating the merits of federal regulations that some say are ‘choking’ New Bedford fishermen
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Save whales or eat lobster? The battle continues
The New England Fishery Management Council has set aside four closed areas for the 2023 fishing season. NEFMC graphic.
Atlantic scallop 2023 landings to decline with biomass slide
With a 14-foot beam the Second Wind is slimmer than other Down East boats – and more fuel efficient. Walter Barrows photo.
Stonington’s slimmed-down lobster boats
A video camera used to record at-sea electronic monitoring data. New England Marine Monitoring photo.
U.S. fishermen’s lead in electronic monitoring could be disadvantage
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Maine lobsters become the source of a coast to coast dispute
Maine lobster still on the menu at White House
Fresh catch from the Maine lobster boat Ivy Jean in Portland, Maine. Doug Stewart photo.
Maine leaders caution lobster crisis will persist with rule delay
A federal judge has granted a two-year extension before imposing stricter whale protection rules on the Northeast lobster fishery. NOAA photo.
Northeast lobster fleet gains two-year delay before new whale restrictions
Maine lobstermen haul traps in Stonington, the state's lobster capital. Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative/Patrick Daly photo
MSC again suspends Maine lobster certification
The Irene Alton’s lines came from a half-model carved by Alton Raynes; Bernard Raynes named the boat after his father and mother, Irene. Raynes painted the hard-working boat every year, and NF writer Paul Molyneaux tarred the rigging. Maynard Bray photo.
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