Tag Archives: Mass.

TowBoatUS captains honored for saving lives

Ten TowBoatUS captains were honored by their peers for lifesaving actions at the annual BoatUS Towing Conference last week in San Diego. The captains serve TowBoatUS locations in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island and North Carolina. The awards were given at the Feb.14-16 conference for actions they took last year. Meritorious Service Awards were given to eight recipients, including Capt. Clint Allen, TowBoatUS New Bedford, Mass.: rescued six crewmen from the 72-foot commercial scallop fishing vessel Captain Jeff after it began taking on water five miles south of New Bedford Harbor. Read the story here 08:53

New Hampshire, Mass, Seek Applicant’s for New England Fishery Management Council

nefmc logoMass – Applications Sought for New England Fishery Management Council

N.H. Candidates Sought for New England Fishery Management Council  11:19

On the CBS Evening News: Cod fishermen say limits on their catch threaten their livelihoods

130724-Al_Cattone_244x183(CBS News) GLOUCESTER, Mass. — On a bright summer day, you would expect the waters off Massachusetts to be filled with fishing trawlers looking for cod. But this year, many of the boats are staying in port — and the crews fear their way of life may be slipping away. For 400 years, cod dominated New England’s fishing industry. It was central to the economy of Gloucester, Mass. Al Cattone has fished here for three decades. “It’s the only job I’ve ever had,” he said. “I started when I was 12 — summers  fishing with my dad. And once I graduated high school, I started full-time.” [email protected]

THEN and NOW – Blessing of the Fleet – Gloucester, Mass.

The THEN photo was taken circa 1950, the Now was this year 2013. In the 60’s the fishing vessels would fill the Harbor waiting to be Blessed. photos @ goodmorninggloucester