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CURRENT – September 2014

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ASMFC, MAFMC to hold joint meetings on new fluke quota management ideas
WASHINGTON, DC – The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) are working together to develop a “Comprehensive Summer Flounder Management Amendment.” Together, they are planning to h...

Fraun Martin: A life of love and laughter
Even when you know it’s coming, the news hurts.  The CFN family got word on Aug. 1 that Fraun Cragg Martin had left this world, nearly three years after receiving a stunning terminal cancer diagnosis.  And though we knew the end was near, it was ...

ASMFC considers new FMP for Jonah, rock crabs
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Fishermen will have a chance to speak out in September about whether or not the harvest of Jonah and rock crabs should be regulated and, if so, how. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) is proposing to develop...

Butterfish plentiful: Mid-Atlantic council green lights 22,530-mt directed fishery
FREEHOLD, NJ – At its June 10-12 meeting, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council approved specifications for the butterfish fishery that will increase allowable landings by more than 500% for the 2015-2017 fishing years and allow for the re...

Kelly S latest scalloper to join Starvish fleet
NEW BEDFORD, MA – Launched last year, the Kelly S is life-long fisherman Ray Starvish’s sixth new boat and likely the last he will personally commission for his fleet. The 95-footer is identical to Starvish’s Defiant, which was launched in 2...

Pioneering yellowtail video surveys show promise for more accurate fish counts
Building on more than a decade of experience conducting video surveys for Atlantic sea scallops, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) are now bringing this innovative survey techniq...

Lobster stock ‘indicators’ provide preview
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Scientists conducting the 2014 “benchmark” stock assessment for American lobsters have given the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) a “preview” of the general condition of the resource based on a set of tel...

Arthur Hancock, 78, still loves the challenge
FALL RIVER, MA – Arthur Hancock owns four Buick Roadmaster station wagons.  He’s owned 10 of them over the years, but currently only has four in his possession – some of them for parts.  We’re rolling through the streets of Fall River in on...

GUEST COLUMN - Reject distractions; fix catch shares now
by Brett Tolley Three years ago, I sat among a group of fishermen testifying before the New England Fishery Management Council that the new catch share program was not working and needed to be fixed.  The fleet was consolidating, access was becom...

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