It's hard to miss Wayne Iacono as he sails out of Menemsha harbor.


State fishing regulators overwhelmingly approved a first-of-its-kind seasonal lobstering ban to protect the North Atlantic right whale on Thursday — but exempted Vineyard.


With the North Atlantic right whale population at a dangerously low ebb, the state Division of Marine Fisheries is proposing a statewide seasonal ban on lobstering.
Southern New England lobster stocks have declined to record lows in recent years according to scientists and regulators, jeopardizing the future of a storied fishery.
Massachusetts environmental police are investigating an incident in Menemsha involving the death of a commercial fishermen’s lobster catch.


At seven o’clock on a Sunday morning, most students would still be asleep. But Otto Osmers and Chris Mayhew were wide awake and eager to pull their 25 lobster pots obtained on a state student lobster permit.