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    Cuts to striped bass catch coming
    October 31, 2014 -- The fishing panel that regulates striped bass has voted to cut catches next year by 25 percent and is pushing states to allow just one fish a day at 28 inches.
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    NOAA: Things We are Doing to Support Seafood Industry
    October 31, 2014 -- To commemorate National Seafood Month, on October 22, an insert entitled Seafood 101 was published in the Boston Globe. The insert was sponsored by the New England Fishery Management Council, NOAA Fisheries and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries.
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    Striped bass catch curbs ordered
    October 30, 2014 -- Moving to counter worrisome declines in one of the East Coast's most prized fish, an interstate commission has ordered a 25 percent cutback in the catch of striped bass along the Atlantic coast next year and a somewhat more gradual reduction by anglers and commercial fishermen in the Chesapeake Bay.
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    ASMFC American Lobster Board Approves Development of Jonah Crab FMP and Initiates Draft Addendum XXIV to Address State/Federal Consistency in Lobster Management
    October 30, 2014 -- The following was released by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission:
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    ASMFC Horseshoe Crab Board Sets 2015 Specifications for Horseshoe Crabs of Delaware Bay Origin
    MYSTIC, Conn. -- October 30, 3014 -- The following was released by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission:
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GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES: 'Punitive' fishing closures, changes must be challenged

October 26, 2014 -- In April 2013, John Bullard, NOAA’s chief northeast regional administrator, first imposed Draconian cuts of up to 78 percent in fishermen’s allowable landings of cod and other groundfish species. And at the time, he called it the fishing industry’s and fishing communities’ “day of reckoning” over stock declines.