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Santa's Arrival by Lobster Boat and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Rockport, MA December 7 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where else can you see Santa arrive by lobster boat? Santa will arrive at Rockport’s T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor on Saturday, December 7 at 1:00 PM, following a brisk lobster boat ride across Sandy Bay. Then Santa will climb up onto a Rockport Forest Fire truck and proceed to his… SEE MORE

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Fishing Community Supports Atlantic Striped Bass Limits

11/6/2019 by US Harbors

New Castle, N.H.– On October 30, members of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Striped Bass Management Board voted 11 – 4 for Addendum VI Option 2 to require an 18% reduction in striped bass removals by both the recreational and commercial fishing sectors from North Carolina to Maine.… SEE MORE

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Scientists Suggest Suitable Sites for Offshore Blue Mussel Farms

10/25/2019 by US Harbors

Offshore mussel farm sites need to have the right temperature, food availability, and the right currents. According to a study by researchers at NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center, several suitable locations can be found off the Northeastern United States. Their findings were published in the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. They suggest that the most… SEE MORE

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Lifejacket Vans Adding Additional Ports

10/23/2019 by US Harbors

The Lifejackets for Lobstermen Project announced that they are adding a few additional ports before ending the Lifejacket Vans dockside visits for the season. Massachusetts Ports Provincetown: October 25 & 28 Chatham: October 29 Boston: October 30 & 31, November 1 Beverly: November 4 Rockport: November 5 Maine Ports Stonington:… SEE MORE

In Massachusetts, recreational and commercial fishers take more than 175,000 striped bass a year.

Deciding the Future of Massachusetts's Striped Bass

10/23/2019 by US Harbors

By James Freitas. In 1639, the Massachusetts Bay Colony passed a law banning the use of striped bass as fertilizer. Settlers thought the fish was more valuable as a commercial good. But a lot has changed since then. The latest stock assessment shows that striped bass are overfished. Striper, as they’re often called, are… SEE MORE

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