Fishermen win small victory on marine monuments
Commercial fishing advocates had been fighting to counter the message of environmental groups that were running a full-scale campaign to make Cashes Ledge and the New England Canyons and Seamounts marine monuments.
Obama looking to Senators to make monument happen
John Kerry, speaking Tuesday from Chile, did nothing to tamp down the flames over a conservationist-led movement for President Obama to use executive decree to create a national monument off the coast of New England.
Rep. Guinta calls for NOAA to stop at-sea monitoring
Rep. Frank Guinta filed a bill that would terminate the current at-sea monitoring program for fishing sectors in the Northeast multispecies groundfish fishery until NOAA agrees to fully fund it.
Am. Eel Again Fails to Make Endangered Species List
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that the American eel does not need protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Mismanagement, not 'overfishing,' threatens industry
The fishermen are not the cause of the failure of these fishery management plans. They fish within the regulations approved by NMFS. The fishery management plans fail because the plan itself is flawed in some way.