Category Archives: News

Keep up to date with what’s going on within the Northeast Seafood Coalition and the commercial groundfish industry in the Northeast region.

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 […]

Listen in to Vito Giacalone on WCAI-NPR’s “The Point”

Be sure to listen to Vito Giacalone, Chair of Governmental Affairs for the the Northeast Seafood Coalition, on “The Point” with Heather Goldstone of WCAI–the Massachusetts Cape & Islands National Public Radio station. Vito, along with Rick Robbins of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Brett Tolley of the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA), and Paul […]

NSC grateful to MA-Attorney General Office for balancing conservation with needs of small fishing business

The Northeast Seafood Coalition (NSC) is grateful to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and her Office for their continued support for the Northeast commercial groundfish fishery and the small businesses that make up this industry. Particularly today, we are thankful for their staunch effort to fight for a balance between rebuilding fish stocks and preserving […]

NSC applauds US. Senate for passing fisheries assistance amendment sponsored by Sen. Warren & Sen. Murkowski

The Northeast Seafood Coalition (NSC) sent a letter of appreciation to U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Lisa Murkowski to express sincere gratitude for their leadership and effective bipartisan collaboration, which secured an amendment to the U.S. Senate Budget Resolution that addresses the need to fund the disaster declarations for the Northeast groundfish fishery and others […]


February 19, 2013 — On Tuesday, February 19, 175 active fishermen and members of the Northeast Seafood Coalition wrote to 12 Senators and 13 Members of Congress from Northeastern states “to express [their] very serious distress over the recent decision by policy-makers to accept the lowest of low allowable catches for our fishery in 2013 and beyond while simultaneously expecting an industry on the brink of economic ruin to absorb monitoring costs.”