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Commissioner Amidon congratulations members of NEFMC 

7/02/2020 Department of Fish and Game

Commissioner Amidon sends congratulations to newly appointed and reappointed members of the New England Fishery Management Council.

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Marketing Grants to Support Massachusetts’ Seafood Industry 

6/23/2020 Department of Fish and Game

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $50,616 in grant funding to three projects to help the Commonwealth’s local seafood industry sell fresh, locally-caught products to Massachusetts consumers through promotion and awareness campaigns.

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State Officials Remind Public to Prioritize Safety While Boating 

6/11/2020 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

State environmental and public safety officials are urging boaters to take important steps to safely and responsibly ride and operate boats this season

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Daniel McKiernan named Director of the Division of Marine Fisheries 

5/21/2020 Department of Fish and Game

Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Ron Amidon has appointed Daniel J. McKiernan as the next Director of the Division of Marine Fisheries.

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Division of Marine Fisheries Extends Restrictions to Protect Endangered Right Whales 

4/28/2020 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Seasonal Trap Fishing Gear Closure and Vessel Speed Restriction in Cape Cod Bay Extended Due to Presence of Whales

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State Officials Remind Public to Practice Outdoor Safety Measures During Turkey Hunting Season 

4/24/2020 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Outdoor Users Asked to Practice Social Distancing, Outdoor Safety, and Respect for All

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $10 Million in Federal Funds for Ecological Restoration of Former Cranberry Bogs 

4/23/2020 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

The Baker-Polito Administration announced today that the Commonwealth has been awarded $10 million in federal funds to support ecological restoration on former cranberry bogs in southeastern Massachusetts.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $1.2 Million for River and Wetland Restoration and Climate Adaptation 

3/12/2020 Department of Fish and Game

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $1.2 Million for River and Wetland Restoration and Climate Adaptation

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Applications sought for the Climate Change Resilience in Fisheries and Aquaculture Grant Program 

1/23/2020 Division of Marine Fisheries

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) is accepting applications for the 2020 Climate Change Resilience in Fisheries and Aquaculture Grant Program.

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Grants to Municipalities and Organizations for Wildlife Habitat Management 

10/11/2019 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Creation of Norcross Hill Wildlife Management Area  

10/09/2019 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Wildlife Management Area in Templeton Will Protect 465 Acres of Wildlife Habitat

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Baker‐Polito Administration Helps Cities and Towns Upgrade Road-Stream Crossings 

8/22/2019 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Projects Will Improve River Health and Increase Community Resilience to Climate Change

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DMF 2019-2023 Strategic Plan Now Available 

8/12/2019 Division of Marine Fisheries

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $2.7 Million for River and Wetland Restoration and Climate Adaptation 

6/24/2019 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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PHOTO RELEASE: Governor Baker, State Environmental Officials, Local Youth Stock Trout at Boston’s Jamaica Pond 

4/25/2019 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

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