Category Archive: April ’13

Safe Boat – Smart Boat: Know, maintain, register your EPIRB

by Fred Mattera –

EPIRB requirements apply to all commercial fishing vessels operating more than three nautical miles from the coast of the US.  Vessels … Read the rest

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NMFS grants redfish exemption but industry calls program ‘unworkable’

 GLOUCESTER, MA – The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has approved an exemption allowing groundfish sector fishermen to use 4-1/2″ mesh to target redfish … Read the rest

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‘Thumbs up’ to the Maine forum

ROCKPORT, ME – The 38th annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum, which took place Feb. 28-March 1 at the Samoset Resort here, was one to remember.

Over … Read the rest

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Gloucester summit: Huge potential to diversify working waterfront

GLOUCESTER, MA – Nearly 150 people – fishermen, fish processors, maritime scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and others – concerned about the future of Gloucester’s working waterfront … Read the rest

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AOLA: 20 years and still going strong

BEDFORD, NH – Now starting its 21st year, Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen’s Association (AOLA) has much to show for its efforts in advocacy and research and … Read the rest

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NMFS weighs emergency action to lift northern monkfish trip limits


GLOUCESTER, MA – Groundfish fishermen will be able to land significantly more monkfish during the 2013 fishing year if the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) … Read the rest

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