Putnam: Promise of progress in hard lessons learned

Our local fishing fleet received some early Christmas presents this month, providing for some rare good news when it comes to the regulation of their business.The four-month ban on lobstering in 912 square miles off Massachusetts which was scheduled to start on Jan. 1, 2015 has been postponed by one month. The lobstering moratorium is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan. Read the rest here 09:10