GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES: Core fishing problem still not addressed

November 24, 2014 -- It was certainly good to see the New England Fisheries Management Council vote last week to reject a NOAA move to uniformly and concurrently institute spawning closures in four prime fishing areas that surround Gloucester — and to instead look toward seasonal closures that should at least give Gloucester’s endangered groundfishing fleet some alternatives to stay afloat.


Fishermen, processors, and support businesses across nation urge Congress to act on Vessel Discharge Bills

Nov 25, 2014

Just before the U.S. Senate took its Thanksgiving holiday recess, two bills were introduced to extend the exemption for commercial and sport-charter fishing vessels from incidental vessel discharge rules that is about to expire.