Category Archive: August ’14

SAFE BOAT-SMART BOAT: Abandoning ship-Surviving aboard the raft

Wrapping up this three-part series on abandoning ship, let’s focus on surviving aboard the life raft.  Immediately after abandoning ship and gaining shelter in the … Read the rest

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BOEM readies to auction wind leases in huge WEA off Martha’s Vineyard

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NEW BEDFORD, MA – About 30 people attended a June 24 public meeting convened by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to get an … Read the rest

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CORRECTION:

The permits for sale in our classifieds this month were erroneously listed under PERMITS WANTED – Thanks go out to the guy who told us … Read the rest

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Vertical line rule: MA lobstermen lose big

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GLOUCESTER, MA – The latest adjustment to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan (ALWTRP), published by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) on June … Read the rest

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EDITORIAL – It’s your future: Prepare for habitat hearings

Just when you thought things couldn’t get more complicated, they have.  The New England Fishery Management Council is gearing up for public hearings on proposed … Read the rest

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Herring industry struggles with haddock cap; Area 1B concerns

PORTLAND, ME – Prompted by a request from industry, the New England Fishery Management Council in mid-June considered but rejected a motion seeking emergency action … Read the rest

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Bluefin tuna harpooners doing well; hook bite getting a good start

HARWICH, MA – The bluefin tuna fishery was chugging along in mid-July.  Dealers reported a somewhat slow though steady stream of landings.  Most were coming … Read the rest

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LMR – Late July start for shedders; price holds

The July lobster market changed markedly from that of the overabundance of Canadian product in June.  A number of Canadian fishing seasons closed and two … Read the rest

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Marine power choices: Think it through

A quick disclaimer before we begin:  The following thoughts are the opinions of the author – that’d be me – and not necessarily those of Commercial Read the rest

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NOAA Fisheries Navigator – August 2014

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Insert to the August 2014 Commercial Fisheries News (Click Page to Download)

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