Category Archive: December ’12

Dogfish quota hike hailed, but processors face challenges

PHILADELPHIA, PA — It’s hard to believe that just over a decade ago, the directed commercial fishery for spiny dogfish was eliminated and fishermen in … Read the rest

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ASMFC alerts lobstermen to CA II agreement, future area changes

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Concerned that lobstermen might be caught off guard by recent developments at the federal level, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) … Read the rest

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Bluefin: Assessment bodes well for recovery

GLOUCESTER, MA — Armed with reliable catch data and an enhanced understanding of bluefin biology, scientists conducted a new Atlantic bluefin tuna stock assessment this … Read the rest

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MA pushes to modify ‘ambiguous’ zero tolerance lobster v-notch rule

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) is trying to persuade the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to allow the commonwealth … Read the rest

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Sandy slams the Northeast; NJ shore takes biggest hit

POINT PLEASANT, NJ — Superstorm Sandy struck the New Jersey shore on Oct. 29 midway between New York City and Philadelphia.  However, the huge weather … Read the rest

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In praise of the mighty biscuit

There was a time when the coast of Maine ran on biscuits.  Cold biscuits were standard dinner pail fodder for lobstermen headed down the bay … Read the rest

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Trawl to Table connects fishermen to consumers

RYE, NH – What does it take to get fish from the boat to a local restaurant? Right now, it may be a lot easier … Read the rest

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GET INVOLVED! It Might Change Where You Fish

As many stakeholders know, the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act requires Councils to designate essential fish habitat, or EFH. The Magnuson-Stevens Act also … Read the rest

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