Category Archive: July ’12

NOAA Fisheries Navigator – July 2012

Insert to the July 2012 Commercial Fisheries News

Contents:
  • NOAA Fisheries Considering Increasing Opportunities to Sustainably Harvest Swordfish
  • Watch for Socio-economic Surveys this Summer
  • High
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Maine trappers form new shrimp association

GEORGETOWN, ME – Jan. 19, 2012 turned out to be a pivotal day for Maine shrimp trap fishermen. The Northern Shrimp Section of the Atlantic … Read the rest

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Longliners won’t benefit from swordfish revitalization

SAINT PETERSBURG, FL – The good news is that the swordfish are thriving. Two decades of effort by US fishermen paid off with the 2010 … Read the rest

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Bluefin market report: Cautious optimism as season starts

HARWICH, MA – After a slow start following the June 1 opening of the commercial season, the bluefin tuna fishery was picking up speed in … Read the rest

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GOM gillnetters under Oct/Nov closure to protect harbor porpoise

MYSTIC, CT – Gillnet fishermen will be prohibited from working in a large area of the inshore Gulf of Maine annually during October and November … Read the rest

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Sluggish lobster demand; downward price pressure

The June lobster market was a mess. Problem #1 – prices were too high. Problem #2 – too much product was on the market. And … Read the rest

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Scallop RSA program funds 13 more projects

GLOUCESTER, MA – The industry funded scallop research set-aside (RSA) program launched in 1998 is celebrating its 14th anniversary this year with another impressive slate … Read the rest

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NMFS, ASMFC ultimately agree on 2012 dogfish quota, trip limit

GLOUCESTER, MA – It wasn’t seamless, but after the dust settled, fishery managers took steps to implement matching spiny dogfish quotas and possession limits in … Read the rest

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