Category Archive: August ’12

2012 ENGINE DIRECTORY

Engine specifications for all commercial models: cyl configuration, displacement, Propulsion output and weight. Names, addresses, telephone numbers for dealers and distributors. Caterpillar Cummins Deere Deutz FPT/Iveco Isuzu Lugger Man Mitsubishi MTU Detroit Diesl Scania Sisu Diesel Volvo Penta Yanma Read the rest and much, much more in the August issue of Commercial Fisheries News. Download …

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Bullard to lead NMFS Northeast Region

GLOUCESTER, MA – John Bullard is the new National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Regional Administrator. NMFS Director Sam Rauch announced the appointment on July 2 after many months of speculation over who would be named to fill the post following the retirement late last year of longtime administrator Pat Kurkul. Bullard is a familiar …

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Maine SAC recommends split area scallop plan

ELLSWORTH, ME – Scallop closed areas along the coast of Maine are set to open this December, and fishermen are anxious to access the areas they’ve been kept out of for three years. The need to prevent these areas from being quickly depleted during the first open season created a sense of urgency at the …

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NMFS shifts yellowtail quota from scallopers to groundfish fleet

GLOUCESTER, MA – Just three short weeks after receiving an official request from the New England Fishery Management Council to transfer a sizable portion of the scallop fishery’s Georges Bank yellowtail flounder allocation to the groundfish fleet, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced on July 13 that it had the taken the necessary steps …

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NMFS assessing the impacts of climate change on fish stocks

NARRAGANSETT, RI – Decades of data on temperature, salinity, ocean acidity, and wind patterns for the Northeast US continental shelf indicate that climate changes are already affecting commercial fisheries in substantive ways and will continue to do so far into the future. According to researchers, 24 out of 36 New England and Mid-Atlantic stocks have …

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Lobster landings overwhelm demand; prices tank

The lobster industry was in crisis, as calls were being made July 3-10 for the Lobster Market Report. The crisis resulted from unexpectedly high and earlier than expected catches in Canada and the US, with no comparable surge in demand. Besides more product being on the market than usual, US fishermen were paid prices they …

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Herring Amd. 5 includes 100% observer coverage

PORTLAND, ME – More than four years after first making a commitment to develop a comprehensive catch monitoring program for the Atlantic herring fishery, the New England Fishery Management Council voted on June 20 to approve Amendment 5 to the federal herring plan for submission to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The amendment is …

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