Category Archive: July ’14

FISH SAFE – ME apprenticeship program putting safety-trained lobstermen on the water

The Maine Lobster Apprenticeship Program is the first of its kind in the US that requires not only hours of apprenticeship but also the successful … Read the rest

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EDITORIAL: Time for a quota increase for western bluefin

Summertime is when the thoughts of people in the bluefin business turn to fishing.  Chasing bluefin is potentially profitable, true.  But on that perfect day … Read the rest

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Harpooners get a jump on the ‘14 bluefin season

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Bill “Hollywood” Muniz with three bluefin taken June 11 in the Gulf of Maine aboard his boat Lily. (Ian Fulford photo)

HARWICH, MA – The … Read the rest

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Lessons from BP spill: Crude oil toxic to large pelagic embryo hearts

SEATTLE, WA – In March, researchers announced that the disastrous BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico four years ago had the … Read the rest

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Maine’s dilemma: Growing scallop resource leads to effort increase

ROCKLAND, ME – In a rare case of “be careful what you wish for,” the state of Maine is wrestling with the problem of how … Read the rest

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Wind Energy Area socioeconomic study on fisheries ‘exposure’ nears completion

MONTAUK, NY – At the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s April 8-10 meeting here, A. Justin Kirkpatrick and Sharon Benjamin from the National Marine Fisheries Service’s … Read the rest

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DMR calls Maine’s 2014 glass eel IFQ-swipe card fishery a ‘success’

HALLOWELL, ME – Despite lower landings and lower prices, Maine’s 2014 glass eel (elver) fishery, which came to an end on May 31, was deemed … Read the rest

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ASMFC broadens glass eel options, refines yellow/silver eel proposals

ALEXANDRIA, VA – States that currently are not allowed to have glass eel fisheries may be able to earn quota in the future by carrying … Read the rest

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ASMFC shrimp section initiates draft amendment to consider limited entry

PORTSMOUTH, NH – For the third time since 2011, fishermen will have a chance to weigh in on whether or not the northern shrimp fishery … Read the rest

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