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MA DMF Spring 2017 Trawl survey completed

Updated 5-30-17 – Marine Fisheries has started conducting its annual spring trawl survey throughout state coastal waters.  The following sites have been completed through May 11th and will be updated regularly. ALL site have been Completed.  Thank you to everyone for your efforts to avoid gear conflicts with the r/v Gloria Michelle       […]

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 […]