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    Cod crisis: Iconic species faces an uncertain future
    October 12, 2014 -- Cape Cod with no cod.

    Our cod crisis has become a sad cliche, ironic enough to catch the eye of the national media, and the truth does indeed hurt. Just ask Chatham and Harwich fishermen, who fished in what was once one of the top cod ports in the country but now catch mostly skates and dogfish and very little cod.
    Narragansett Bay Estuary An Environmental Treasure for State of Rhode Island and the Region
    October 13, 2014 -- The following was released by NOAA Fisheries:
    Schools Out: Fish are Disappearing From the Tropics, New Study Says
    October 10, 2014 -- Scores of the planet’s most vibrantly colorful and sought-after fish species will disappear from the tropics as soon as 2050, a new study finds, driven closer to the North and South Poles by seas made warmer by climate change.
    El Niño expected to arrive by year's end
    October 10, 2014 -- More than six months after issuing an El Niño watch, forecasters say they still expect the climate pattern to set in by the end of this year.
    Experts: Great white sharks off Cape Cod may be expanding turf
    October 9, 2014 -- The first great white shark to be tracked in Cape Cod Bay likely spent the better part of a day or two in Wellfleet Harbor before heading toward the Upper Cape on Wednesday.
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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.