Category Archive: Research

Northeast Ocean Plan to be released in May: Comments welcomed, participation encouraged

In mid-May, an important New England ocean planning document will be released.  Fishermen in the Northeast should take advantage of the 60-day public comment period that will follow. The Northeast Ocean Plan is a regionally developed blueprint that coordinates the activities of state and federal agencies responsible for New England ocean resources and involves local …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://fish-news.com/cfn/northeast-ocean-plan-to-be-released-in-may-comments-welcomed-participation-encouraged/

CME set to roll in New Bedford, Apr. 27-28; Plenty of interest for fishermen, boat owners

  NEW BEDFORD, MA – With show time rapidly approaching for this year’s upcoming Commercial Marine Expo (CME), event organizers have announced additional details of interest to attendees. The CME, set for Apr. 27-28 on the State Pier in the heart of New Bedford’s revitalized working waterfront, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the show’s …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://fish-news.com/cfn/cme-set-to-roll-in-new-bedford-apr-27-28-plenty-of-interest-for-fishermen-boat-owners/

NE council: Robust discussion on localized herring depletion; GB/GOM haddock catch cap AM tweaked

PORTSMOUTH, NH – At its Jan. 26-28, 2016 meeting here, the New England Fishery Management Council reviewed a slew of issues from the Atlantic herring committee. Topping the list was approval of a new way to evaluate multiple and conflicting objectives during the development of Amendment 8 (AMD 8) to the Atlantic herring fishery management …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://fish-news.com/cfn/ne-council-robust-discussion-on-localized-herring-depletion-gbgom-haddock-catch-cap-am-tweaked/

NEFSC’s Gloria Michelle undergoes a major overhaul

WOODS HOLE, MA – NOAA Corps LTJG Douglas Pawlishen, the officer-in-charge of the 72’ fisheries research stern trawler Gloria Michelle, says he had no problem finding help renovating this venerable mainstay of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s fleet. “It was a real team effort,” said Pawlishen,  who took command in December 2014. “I did get …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://fish-news.com/cfn/nefscs-gloria-michelle-undergoes-a-major-overhaul/

Real people who help shape the process: fisheries liaison Meghan Lapp – a new voice

NARRAGANSETT, RI – When Meghan Lapp was a teenager, she wanted to own her own boat. The opportunity didn’t arise, although she lived on Long Island for part of her childhood and on the Gulf of Mexico for the second half, following her naval architect father around as he designed propellers for commercial fishing boats, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://fish-news.com/cfn/real-people-who-help-shape-the-process-fisheries-liaison-meghan-lapp-a-new-voice/

$8.8 million in S-K grants awarded to projects throughout the region

WASHINGTON, DC – On Sept. 30, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) finalized $8.8 million in Saltonstall-Kennedy (S-K) grants to fund 33 research projects in the Greater Atlantic Region Fisheries Office (GARFO) as part of $25.1 million in grants approved nationwide. The 1954 Saltonstall-Kennedy Act was authored by US Senators Leverett Saltsonstall and John …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://fish-news.com/cfn/8-8-million-in-s-k-grants-awarded-to-projects-throughout-the-region/

Reflections from the other side of a cod crisis on “The Rock”

A few weeks ago, I traveled with a film crew from New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV) to Newfoundland. While there, we visited with scientists and fishermen to see what we could learn about their experiences since the 1992 Cod Moratorium. The trip was for a new NHPTV documentary being produced in partnership with NH Sea Grant/UNH …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://fish-news.com/cfn/reflections-from-the-other-side-of-a-cod-crisis-on-the-rock/

US/Canada TRAC finds Georges Bank cod and yellowtail stocks stagnant, haddock best ever

ST. ANDREWS, NB – US and Canadian research teams on the Transboundary Resources Assessment Committee (TRAC) met here to discuss eastern Georges Bank cod, haddock, and Georges Bank yellowtail flounder stock status at a July 7-9 meeting. While surveys in both countries show good recruitment in haddock, cod, and yellowtail flounder, stocks still are not …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://fish-news.com/cfn/uscanada-trac-finds-georges-bank-cod-and-yellowtail-stocks-stagnant-haddock-best-ever/

Mixed messages in “2014 Update to American Lobster Settlement Index”

The following is this year’s “Update 2014 to the American Lobster Settlement Index,” prepared and presented here by Rick Wahle and his colleagues at the University of Maine’s Darling Center.  Our thanks to Dr. Wahle and his team for sharing this important information once again this year with our readers.   —Editor   WALPOLE, ME …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://fish-news.com/cfn/mixed-messages-in-2014-update-to-american-lobster-settlement-index/

Maine-New Hampshire Inshore Trawl results: Collaborative research and a good 15-year baseline

ALEXANDRIA, VA – During an update on the 2014 Maine-New Hampshire (MENH) inshore trawl survey to the Northeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (NEAMAP) board at the recent Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) winter meeting here, members considered running a comparison of boats, nets, and captains in the overlapping areas between it and the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://fish-news.com/cfn/maine-new-hampshire-inshore-trawl-results-collaborative-research-and-a-good-15-year-baseline/

Older posts «