Loss of Rafael's permits could hurt New Bedford
Local officials are urging the federal government to keep Rafael's permits in New Bedford, home to the country’s most valuable fishing port and one of the last true ports on the East Coast.
NOAA limits permits fisherman can own
NOAA has approved a new rule to limit the number of permits and the amount of groundfish allocation any individual or entity can own in the Northeast multispecies fishery.
Fishery managers OKs lobstering in deep coral
The NEFMC has given preliminary approval to a plan to protect corals in the Gulf of Maine and on the Continental Slope south of Georges Bank but exempted the Maine lobster fishery.
Study Shows Impact of Forage Fish
A paper published earlier this month shows a new understanding of how commercially fishing forage fish impacts forage fish predators like sea birds, marine mammals, and pelagic finfish.
Scallops join fair trade revolution
Fair trade certification status has been around for years, but it’s just now on the rise among seafood products in the US, where consumer interest in the story behind the fish and shellfish they eat is growing.