Category Archive: September ’13

FISH SAFE: Take steps to avoid accidental EPIRB activations

by Ann Backus –

Whether you fish commercially for lobsters, scallops, groundfish, or other species, you probably own an Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB).  … Read the rest

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Elver issues unresolved at ASMFC

ASMFC still at odds over glass eel fishery

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Maine elver fishermen left an Aug. 7 meeting here relieved that the threat of … Read the rest

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ASMFC approves herring 10percent rollover, seasonal quota splits, closure triggers

ALEXANDRIA, VA – With no dissent and very little discussion, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Atlantic Herring Section voted on Aug. 6 to … Read the rest

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Buxton Boats launches wooden 38′ Seasong

STONINGTON, ME – “Yeah!”

I was crouched in the stern of Peter Buxton’s Susan Marie, a 37′ REPCO that he completely rebuilt a few years … Read the rest

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Fishermen, scientists investigate skate mortality in scallop dredges

NEW BEDFORD, MA – Skates are a nuisance on scallop boats, where sorting them from the pile and tossing them back overboard takes up valuable … Read the rest

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Geir Monsen – Ardent industry advocate, Seafreeze co-founder

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI – As the fishing industry got good news on river herring, it lost one of its strongest advocates.  Geir Monsen, vice-president and … Read the rest

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NOAA FIsheries Navigator September 2013

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Insert to the September 2013 Commercial Fisheries News
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