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1881 Line Mobile Gear Closure Lines

The MA Division of Marine Fisheries held Public Scoping Meetings on 9/27 & 9/28 to Describing Mobile Gear Closures DMF held two meetings to discuss modernizing its mobile gear closure regulations in order to improve the clarity of the closure coordinates, especially those that reference the Line of 1881. DMF favors amending these closure boundaries to […]

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 […]

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 […]