Portland, Maine (AP) — Federal fishing regulators said Monday that lobster and crab fishermen can continue to fish until further notice in an area off the coast of Maine that had been slated for restriction from their gear.
The new restrictions were intended to protect rare North Atlantic right whales. A federal judge granted an order on Saturday to stop the closure of part of the Gulf of Maine.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday that the court action means the agency can’t enforce the closure until an ongoing lawsuit about the new rules is resolved. The agency said the judge’s ruling applies to a planned restricted area off Maine and not to other new whale protections, which will still go into effect.
The Maine Lobstering Union brought the lawsuit. Many Maine lobster fishermen have said the new lobster fishing rules are punitive and could result in the collapse of the industry.
Will more boats enter the shrimp fishery? Argentina
Today a new reformulation would be discussed at the Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) meeting and the situation has generated concern about the possibility that the number of vessels will continue to in...
Russian far east pelagic fishing situation Russia Fed.
The total catch of ivasi sardine, mackerel and saury by Russian fishermen as of November 21, 2021 amounted to 291 thousand tons, which is 16 thousand tons more than last week.
The fishing progress ...
Pelagia won in the Supreme Court Norway
Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled in the case Pelagia had against the Ministry of Trade and Industry in the case of stopping fishing and trading in sandeel fishing with the subsequent confiscation of...
Copyright 1995 - 2021 Seafood Media Group Ltd.| All Rights Reserved. DISCLAIMER