Category Archive: March ’13

FISH SAFE – Prevent flooding: Keep an eye on your hatches

by Ann Backus –

On Feb. 4, the 47′ Capt R M Chace began flooding off Chatham, MA.  This story had a good ending.  All … 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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Fishermen, scientists expand search for young-of-year SNE lobsters

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NARRAGANSETT, RI – Twenty one years after the first suction survey sampling in Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay of post-larval lobster settlers, known as young-of-year (YOY), … Read the rest

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ME scallopers question area closures

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HALLOWELL, ME – Roughly 45 fishermen crowded into a room here on Feb. 12 for a meeting of the Maine Department of Marine Resource’s (DMR) … Read the rest

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Shrimp 2013: Low landings discourage fleet

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WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME – As the month of February was drawing to a close, shrimp fishermen in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts were still … Read the rest

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SNE/MA winter flounder: A 2013 ‘bright spot’

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PORTSMOUTH, NH – Framework Adjustment 50 to the federal groundfish plan contains a new, industry-supported approach for dealing with Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic (SNE/MA) winter flounder.… Read the rest

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Cod quotas slashed to ‘unviable’ levels

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PORTSMOUTH, NH – The groundfish industry has suffered through far more than its fair share of turbulent chapters over the past two decades – everything … Read the rest

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NOAA Fisheries Navigator – March 2013

Insert to the March 2013 Commercial Fisheries News

Contents:
  • More Opportunities to Sustainably Harvest Swordfish Promosed
  • Increased Quota Allows for a Directed Butterfish Fishery
  • Collaborative
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