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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 […]

Gear Conflict or Catastrophic Gear Loss Report

You can now fill out a GEAR CONFLICT or CATASTROPHIC GEAR LOSS REPORT online.  This form can be used to report a gear conflict or catastrophic gear loss incident. Upon submission of the form below, the information is sent to DMF. Click HERE  All MLA members please forward your email copy to or mail […]

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

December 7, 2017 MEMORANDUM F OR PRESIDENT FROM: RYAN K ZINKE SUBJECT: Final Report Summarizing Findings of the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act Executive Summary and Impressions of the Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke In 1906, Congress delegated to the President the power to designate a monument under the Antiquities Act (Act). […]