Tag Archives: Eastern New England Scallop Association

New Bedford: New regulations affecting scallop catch, industry leaders say

This year’s scallop catch is expected to come in lower than in previous thanks to the tightening of catch limits, local industry leaders say. Jim Kendall of New Bedford Seafood Consulting said things are looking good from a sustainability perspective, thanks to measures aimed at leaving younger scallops in place. Read the rest here 09:43

Mass. and R.I. Work Together for Mutual Benefit? Who’s benefit?

When, in 2009, Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal zone managers first mulled over the idea of creating an area of mutual interest, they knew uncharted territory lay ahead. The term “area of mutual interest” — or AMI, traditionally refers to a location designated for partners, under contract, to use for extraction of gas and oil. In this case, the AMI refers to an area designated for the two states to explore as part of the nation’s effort to assess its potential for tapping offshore renewable energy resources. [email protected] (click on the chart at the article)  09:27