Category Archive: May ’13

Editorial – Wind farms coming: It’s time to tune in

With the crises enveloping the groundfish, scallop, lobster, and northern shrimp fisheries, everyone in the Northeast commercial fishing industry is exhausted.  It’s understandably difficult for people to even think about redirecting time and energy to wrap their minds around one more threat to the future. But we must. After years of talk, the US is …

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England’s wind farm experience offers critical lessons for US fishing industry

BROADSTAIRS, KENT – Looking out over the English Channel on a quiet night in March, the horizon is surprisingly ablaze with lights.  A local fisherman quips, “People ask us if that’s France.”   It’s not.  This illusion of a “city” of lights is the result of hundreds of enormous illuminated turbines in a string of …

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Tracing fish: Ocean to plate

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POINT JUDITH, RI – As part of a growing trend to connect consumers back to the fish they eat, a group of Rhode Island fishermen, chefs, and supporters got together in 2010 to put local fish on local plates while educating consumers about where it came from. With a strong belief that local fish is …

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LOBSTERS – Early shedders, Can/US talk price, Union rumblings

IAM seeks to form lobstermen’s union in Maine – – DEER ISLE, ME – The International Association of Machinists (IAM) and Aerospace Workers is actively talking with Maine lobstermen about forming a union to represent their interests… – more – Early shedders, wind dominate lobster talk Two subjects dominated reports in calls for this month’s …

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NOAA Fisheries Navigator – May 2013

Insert to the May 2013 Commercial Fisheries News UPDATE: What John Bullard Heard on the Road Proposed Changes for Sectors in 2013 Northeast VMS Program FAQ Spiny Dogfish Catch Limits Continue to Rise Proposed Changes to Groundfish Fishery for 2013 Meet Port Agent Joanne Pellegrino Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan download to read this …

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GEARNET: Partnering to test fishermen’s ideas

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The challenges facing today’s Northeast groundfish fishermen grow bigger and more complicated each year. Fishermen are continually adapting to these challenges and, now, many are doing so with financial support, scientific guidance, and industry partnerships made available through GEARNET with funding from the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s Northeast Cooperative Research Program (NCRP). GEARNET is …

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