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Phase 2: Federal Disaster Aid for MA Ground Fishermen

In the second phase of the larger $32.8-million federal disaster aid package for New England ground fishermen, Massachusetts has developed a plan for distributing $3 million to crew members and other individuals in the commercial groundfish industry. … More Info »

Out of the Blue: Diversify Your P(a)late

While seafood is imported into the U.S. to meet consumer demand for shrimp, salmon, tilapia, and canned tuna, many sustainable species within domestic waters don’t show up on people’s plates. A Huffington Post article describes these domestic species as “underappreciated, underutilized species abundant at docks all around the country. Some call them trash fish, they’re anything but; they are simply underloved.” … More Info »

Fishing’s Future and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Yesterday the Senate voted to end debate on President Obama’s fast-track authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). While the full text of the TPP has not been publicly released, it will be important for the U.S. government to ensure that the fisheries-focused piece of the agreement provides for stewardship of our ocean resources. … More Info »

Upcoming Paris Climate Negotiations: Will New England Fishermen Sea Change?

While thousands of miles separate Paris from New England, the issues at the forefront of COP21’s agenda hit close to home. In fact, New England fishermen have a lot at stake in the upcoming climate negotiations. … More Info »

Oil and Gas Drilling: A Threat from Neighboring Waters

A recent proposal for offshore oil production in Canada poses a real threat to New England’s marine environment. The Shelburne Basin Venture Exploration Drilling Project’s proposed lease blocks are located directly adjacent to the northeast peak of Georges Bank. … More Info »