Category Archive: November ’12

NOAA Fisheries Navigator – November 2012

Insert to the November 2012 Commercial Fisheries News Contents: Listening to Industry: Bullard Hits the Road Meet John Bullard, NOAA’s New Northeast Regional Administrator NEAMAP: Collaborating to Improve Fisheries Monitoring Removing the Great Works Dam on Maine’s Penobscot River Acoustic Deterrents Can Be Effective In Reducing Harbor Porpoise Entanglements If Used Correctly Vessel Monitoring System …

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Another Working Waterfront Festival success

NEW BEDFORD, MA – Overcast skies and damp conditions didn’t dissuade visitors from attending the 2012 Working Waterfront Festival held Sept. 29-30, which organizers described as a “tremendous success.” Fishermen, musicians, storytellers, and poets took various stages for workshops and performances focused on themes ranging from “storms and close calls” to “superstitions and magical creatures.” …

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Dam removals aid groundfish rebuilding

GLOUCESTER, MA – In recent years there’s been little news to cheer fishermen in the Gulf of Maine, but they have reason to be encouraged by the 40 to 50 dam removal and fish passage improvement projects that are in various stages of planning and implementation over the next few years. As these project are …

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Rebuilt Commercial Fisheries Center of RI opens

KINGSTON, RI – After two years of planning, permitting, and construction, a vastly improved Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island (CFCRI) opened its doors on Sept. 21. On hand were representatives of the 12 associations housed under the new roof at 59 East Farm Road on the University of Rhode Island (URI) campus here. Ted …

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NE council moves to protect Elephant Trunk seed scallops

PLYMOUTH, MA – Eager to protect what appears to be the second highest level of recruitment ever recorded in the Elephant Trunk area, the New England Fishery Management Council has asked the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for emergency action to close the area as soon as possible. During its Sept. 25-27 meeting here, the …

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NMFS shifts harbor porpoise closure to Feb/March

PLYMOUTH, MA – At the eleventh hour, the fiercely determined Northeast Seafood Coalition was able to convince the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to shift the timing of its harbor porpoise Coastal Gulf of Maine Consequence Closure from October/ November to February/March, which the coalition argued would be better for both harbor porpoise and gillnet …

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Scallopers welcomed with double christening

NEW BEDFORD, MA – In what may have been a first ever for this port, Nordic Fisheries’ Roy Enoksen and O’Hara Corporation’s Frank O’Hara hailed the arrival of two, brand new sister-ship scallopers to their fleets on Sept. 8 with a nearly simultaneous double christening. Enoksen welcomed the large crowd gathered for the celebratory event …

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Georges Bank yellowtail quota fears

PLYMOUTH, MA – If nothing significant changes in the next few months, the 2013 quota for Georges Bank yellowtail flounder is likely to be a chokehold on both the Atlantic sea scallop and groundfish fisheries next year. Georges Bank is home to New England’s most abundant resource – haddock – and serves as a vital …

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