Author Archives: Nick Brancaleone

NSC Policy Director Testifes at MSA Reauthorization Listening Session

Northeast Seafood Coalition Policy Director Vito Giacalone testified on Monday at the Massachusetts State House for a Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) Reauthorization Listening Session hosted by United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Mark Begich, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard. Senator Markey, Congressmen Tierney and Keating, […]

NSC grateful to SBA for Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration for MA & NH

The Northeast Seafood Coalition (NSC) expresses sincere appreciation to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for filing a notice of an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for Essex, Plymouth, Barnstable, Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk counties in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Hillsborough and Rockingham counties in the State of New Hampshire. This declaration […]

NSC policy director to testify at MSA Reauthorization Listening Session

Northeast Seafood Coalition (NSC) Policy Director Vito Giacalone will testify on Monday, November 4, 2013 at the Massachusetts State House for a Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) Reauthorization Listening Session hosted by United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Mark Begich, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard. Giacalone […]

NSC applauds NOAA Fisheries and Harbor Porpoise TRT for amending Plan

The Northeast Seafood Coalition (NSC) expresses sincere appreciation to the Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Team (TRT) and NOAA Fisheries for taking the necessary action to amend the Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Plan (Plan) by eliminating the consequence closure strategy that was implemented in 2010. The Plan was altered to prevent the continued improper triggering of […]

NSC grateful to Gov. Patrick for certifying severe economic injury to Mass groundfish industry

The Northeast Seafood Coalition (NSC) expresses sincere appreciation to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and the Governor’s office for their leadership in certifying to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) that the Massachusetts groundfish industry has suffered substantial economic injury as a result of a fishery resource failure.  The Governor’s certification is an essential step for […]

NSC’s Vito Giacalone testifies before Committee on Natural Resources

On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, Gloucester fisherman and Policy Director of the Northeast Seafood Coalition Vito Giacalone testified before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources for the hearing on the “Reauthorization of Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act” (MSA). Giacalone testified about the critical need for a stable management regime that […]

NSC and its members express gratitude to U.S. Senators for their support

Two hundred thirty commercial groundfish fishing industry members of the Northeast Seafood Coalition wrote to Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and Senator Richard C. Shelby, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations to express sincere thanks for their efforts to secure $150 million in fishery disaster assistance in […]

Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Service

The annual Fishermen’s Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 5:00 PM . This Service is to remember and honor all of those who have lost their lives in the long history of Gloucester’s fishing industry. The Service starts with a procession from the American Legion, down Middle Street and onto […]

NSC submits comments on the Proposed Closed Area Rule to allow NE sector vessels access to year-round closed areas

The Northeast Seafood Coalition submitted public comments on the Proposed Rule to allow Northeast Multispecies sector vessels access to year-round closed areas. Click here to read NSC’s comments in their entirety. In short, NSC made the following points: NSC largely disagrees with the NMFS recommendation to place conditions by which exemptions will or will not be […]

U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation nomination hearing of Dr. Mark E. Schaefer for Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans & Atmosphere for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce

the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation held a hearing on the nomination of Dr. Mark E. Schaefer to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere for the U.S. Department of Commerce. You can watch the hearing by clicking here. Please note footage actually begins at 14:48, Dr. Schaefer’s statement begins at 19:24, and […]