Category Archive: March ’14

Health insurance open enrollment starts Nov. 15

GLOUCESTER, MA – Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) starts Nov. 15 and runs through Feb. 15, 2015.  Signing up means … Read the rest

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FISH SAFE – Winch safety study identifies emergency shutoffs

In the January 2014 CFN, we discussed the hazards associated with winch level-winding operations on trawlers based on our ongoing Northeast Drum Winch Safety Improvement … Read the rest

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EDITORIAL – Safety matters: Time for a quick review

Taking up the theme of fishing vessel safety can be a hazardous thing to do in a CFN editorial since it entails walking that fine … Read the rest

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ASMFC to address Area 1A spawning provisions in herring amendment

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Gulf of Maine herring fishermen who have been frustrated in recent years by problematic spawning closures in Area 1A soon will have … Read the rest

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Invasive green crabs destroying shellfish resources, intertidal habitat

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I admit it.  I was a skeptic.  How could one little critter cause so much devastation – and apparently overnight?  Not surprisingly, the warning bell being … Read the rest

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Maine DMR to hold coastwide lobster meetings in March

HALLOWELL, ME – Over the last year, Pat Keliher, commissioner of the Department of Marine Resources (DMR), has held many meetings with the lobster industry … Read the rest

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UMaine seeks second DOE grant to build pilot wind farm off Monhegan

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ORONO, ME – In February, the Maine Aqua Ventus I (MAV-I) team submitted its proposal for a demonstration-scale offshore wind farm to the US Department … Read the rest

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LMR – Chinese New Year provides lobster sales uptick

January and February used to be the slowest months in the year for the lobster marketplace, back before US and Canadian exporters began selling to … Read the rest

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