Mass. unveils 1st-in-nation ocean management map

July 01, 2009

BOSTON — Large-scale offshore wind farms would be limited to two small areas close to Martha's Vineyard under the draft version of a landmark ocean management plan designed to create a vast regulatory map for the state's coastal waters.

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New England fishing industry to get federal dollars

April 8, 2009

The federal office that oversees fishing said today it would give $16 million to help the New England fishing industry transition to a new management system, two days after a round of fishing restrictions were announced.

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New NOAA limits on fishing pared, but will sting

April 7, 2009

The new head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued restrictions yesterday on New England fishermen that are expected to cut the region's fishing revenue by $17.4 million.

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OUR VIEW: Rely on science

March 31, 2009

We welcome the news that Jane Lubchenco, newly confirmed top administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, plans to visit New Bedford on the invitation of U.S. Rep. Barney Frank. She should get a look at the nation's top-grossing fishing port, as NOAA is the parent agency of the National Marine Fisheries Service, which regulates commercial fishing.

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