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Oasis for Sea Life in Middle of Fisheries Debate

Some are seeking to reverse protections previously granted to Cashes Ledge, an oasis of sea life off the coast of Gloucester, Mass., in favor of fishing-industry interests.

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Lobster Shell Disease Moves North

Recent reports that lobster shell disease has turned up along the coast of Maine have Kathy Castro worried. The University of Rhode Island fisheries scientist has led a 15-year international effort to understand what causes the disease that has, until recently, been confined primarily to the waters of southern New England and Long Island Sound.

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Menhaden Feed Local Fishing Economy

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — For a fish that never graces a dinner plate, menhaden is central to the local seafood industry.

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