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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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