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    Early US scallop landings support view 2015 will be ’20/302 year
    April 17, 2015 -- US scallop boats are still limited in their fishing as they await the new framework rules, but initial landings suggest there are very few of the largest sizes to be had, and more 20/30s than have been seen in years.
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    Sparks flying in advance of Fishery Management Council meeting
    April 17, 2015 -- The scallop industry is on high alert over next week's meeting of the New England Fishery Management Council after a long warning letter was sent to the council by NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator John Bullard.
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    Share the Gulf Gears Up for New Fight
    April 20, 2015 -- A small group of Texas seafood leaders, restaurateurs and chefs gathered around tables carefully lined together in an Austin seafood market and restaurant to give new life to an organization that has been on a year’s hiatus after successfully delaying the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Amendment 28 that would have removed fresh Gulf fish from seafood counters and restaurant tables across the country.
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    Feds Cancel Commercial Sardine Fishing After Stocks Crash
    April 16, 2015 -- Life has suddenly gotten easier for the sardine. Federal regulators are not only closing the commercial sardine fishing season early in Oregon, Washington and California, but it will stay closed for more than a year.
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    Gulf of Mexico gag grouper taken off overfished list as U.S. fisheries continue to rebuild
    April 15, 2015 -- The number of domestic fish stocks listed as overfished or subject to overfishing has dropped to an all-time low since 1997, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began tracking stock status, according to the 2014 Status of U.S. Fisheries report to Congress released Wednesday.
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BOSTON GLOBE: Some better news for haddock, and fishermen

April 20, 2015 -- The gloomy clouds hanging over New England’s fisheries lifted a bit last week when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that several species were no longer overfished off US shores, including haddock in the Gulf of Maine.