Facing criticism that the federal government has been too focused on fining New England fishermen while lax in its accounting methods, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration head Jane Lubchenco pledged to conduct a thorough review of the organization, during a special congressional hearing Monday at Gloucester (Mass.) City Hall.
The manufacturer of the racing yacht Cynthia Woods, which capsized in 2008, killing Texas A&M University safety officer Roger Stone, has settled a lawsuit with Stone's widow.
An explosion followed by a fast-moving fire Monday morning destroyed one of the major buildings at the RP Boat Shop in Maine.
A Coast Guard vessel bobbed nearby and a rescue helicopter hovered. But in the end, three crewmembers aboard a stranded 48-foot scallop boat near a jetty on the East Dennis coastline were able to walk to safety in the choppy but shallow surf.
NOAA announced an additional $10 million to preserve fishing opportunities for the New England fishing industry and continue the development of a new sector program in the groundfish fishery.
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