Tag Archives: Atlantic Capes Fisheries

Access to Surfclam Fishing Grounds Studied by SCeMFiS Scientists in Research Survey Cruise Southeast of Nantucket Island

August 11, 2017, Boston, MA. – The scientists of the Science Center for Marine Fisheries (SCeMFiS) recently completed a survey of the surfclam fishery area southeast of Nantucket Island to provide information regarding surfclam stock status and habitat to ensure continued resource access by local surfclam vessels. Surveys were successfully conducted in 4 days aboard the F/V Mariette sailing from New Bedford, MA… SCeMFiS scientific projects are unique in that they respond directly to the scientific needs of the fisheries managers in collaboration with the commercial fishing industry while upholding strict quality scientific standards and procedures. click here to read the press release 15:07

Fight over clam cages makes its way federal court

A seafood processing and marketing company with operations in Fall River has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of itself and three other companies to seize about 40 clam cages that it alleges are being unlawfully held by two companies that harvest clams and one company that buys them. The defendants in the case include the following companies that harvest clams,, Read the rest here