Author Archives: lobstermen

New England fishermen challenge Obama’s marine national monument

Creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument exceeded the Antiquities Act, which authorizes monuments only on federal land, not the ocean BOSTON, MA;  March 7, 2017: A coalition of New England fishermen organizations filed suit today over former President Barack Obama’s designation of a vast area of ocean as a national monument […]


Baystate Wind (Dong Energy) area in BLUE – Geotechnical survey to start approximately on October 7, 2016 Estimated duration 15 days (weather permitting) Fishermen are requested to provide RV Fugro Synergy a wide berth of one half-mile. Passing vessels are requested to reduce speed if possible. A local Fishing Industry Representative (FIR) will act as the onboard […]

Life as a Fisherman’s Daughter

“My family owns an offshore lobster company on Cape Cod.” I say as I introduce myself to a group of colleagues in Boston. “Oh cool, so your dad is a fisherman?” Someone replies.  No.  It goes far beyond that. Not only was my dad a valedictorian at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, but has a degree in […]

Commercial Fishing Organizations Oppose Cashes Ledge and the New England Canyons be designated a National Monument

Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association along with 8 other commercial fishing organizations signed and sent a letter to President Obama opposing the potential designation of the Cashes Ledges and the New England Canyons as a National monument. Dear Mr. President;             The Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association along with the following organizations: Atlantic Offshore […]