Tag Archives: Division of Marine Fisheries Director Paul Diodati

Chatham fishermen not impressed with federal aid package – No Buy Back, “Please take care of fishermen first.”

golden towersChatham fishermen at the Thursday meeting were highly critical of the first phase of the aid package, which will soon issue a $32,000 check to each of the 191 qualifying permit holders,,. Diodati said that sentiment was universal at the four meetings he hosted. One state proposal for direct assistance to crewmen stipulated that they needed to show they earned 50 percent of their gross income from fishing. Read more here 08:49

Massachusetts: More cuts for commercial striper fishermen

CHATHAM — Commercial striped bass fishermen will have to make do with a lot less this year as state fishing regulations for the summer season cut in half the number of days they can go fishing and the number of fish they can catch each day. State fishery officials at public,, Read more here capecodonline  08:46

Catch-22 hobbles sea bass fishery – a combination of regulatory red tape, inadequate science and cautious regulators.

Black sea bass are everywhere, says charter boat captain Dorwin “Gov” Allen of Marstons Mills. They’re in Nantucket Sound, of course, but they are also in Cape Cod Bay, and 20 or more miles east of Chatham, where they were once rarely seen. They are even being caught in New Hampshire, once considered too cold, in numbers that surpass catches in North Carolina and Maryland. Read [email protected]  07:38