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Archive: June 2010

What's the Catch?

June 21, 2010

 

Dave Marciano first started working on commercial fishing boats when he was ten. Unlike many from his hometown in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Marciano didn't have deep generational ties to the sea. His father sold insurance. He nevertheless saved up the money to buy his first boat in 1993 — the Angelica Joseph, an 11-metre, Maine-built lobster rig.

But in May, things changed dramatically for Marciano, 45, when regional fisheries managers instituted a new...

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Potential for DeepWater Horizon spill oil to impact New England coastal waters

June 21, 2010

 

The Northeast Regional Association of Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS) has released an analysis of the potential for the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster to reach New England waters.  An impact is not impossible, but a major impact from this source is unlikely.

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