Category Archive: Guest Column

New bluefin stock assessments show stunning reversal in abundance

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by Rich Ruais

As recently as 2009, the Standing Committee on Research and Statistics (SCRS) to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas … Read the rest

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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 … Read the rest

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Guest Column – Disaster aid distribution raises tough questions

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by David Pierce

Disaster aid is the talk of the waterfront and within the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF), too.  And why wouldn’t it … Read the rest

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Guest Column – Industry gives thumbs up to electronic reporting

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In the fall of 2012, the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) brought together fishermen, dealers, and fisheries managers to better understand the potential pros … Read the rest

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Guest Column – Coping with wind farms through ‘best practices,’ mitigation, planning – John Williamson

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williamson-SHIn the global picture, offshore wind power is an increasing part of the energy mix in Europe, China, and Japan.  The world leader in offshore Read the rest

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Guest Column – Offshore wind: A perspective from BOEM

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bornholdt_hookerAs recently reported by Commercial Fisheries News, several fisheries representatives were invited to visit the Thanet offshore wind facility in England to speak with Read the rest

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Guest Column – Cable projects: Bringing wind energy to shore

hallowell-SHOne often-overlooked aspect of offshore wind energy development is how the energy will be brought onshore.  Transmission cables carrying the energy created by offshore wind Read the rest

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Guest Column – Wind farm planning: How to be heard

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hallowell-SHMany fishermen are asking what they can do to preserve fishing opportunities in the wake of ocean wind energy development.  The answer is threefold:  be Read the rest

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Guest Column – Wind farms: Ecosystem effects differ depending on species, seafloor features

Turbines that are part of the Thanet Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of England.  Given that ocean wind energy is a new industry, the long-term effects of wind farms on the benthic and marine environment are not known. (John Williamson photo)

hallowell-SHAs the siting of ocean wind energy projects continues along the East Coast, many fishermen are left wondering how wind energy development will affect fishing Read the rest

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Guest Column – Fishermen safety Can’t beat training; attend courses – by J.J. Bartlett

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With changes in Massachusetts and federal laws making health insurance more available to all, the Fishing Partnership Health Plan has changed its focus and its Read the rest

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