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January 2013

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January 2013


NOAA Fisheries Navigator - January 2013

Insert to the January 2013 Commercial Fisheries News Contents: Vessel Fishing History Requests: How They Work There’s Still Time to Apply for a Limited-Access Mackerel Permit DAS Leasing and ACE Trading Under Sector Management Cooperativ...


FISH SAFE - Students redesign knives, banders, oilers

by Ann Backus – In my last article (CFN November 2012), I described an industrial design class at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in which students were asked to innovate gear for the lobster industry that would be both serviceable and ...


Alec Peasley’s new Atlantica: Roomy, rugged, efficient

For 19-year-old lobsterman Alec Peasley of Brooksville, ME, the launch of his 34` Atlantica wasn’t so much the beginning of a career as a continuation of one.  Peasley set his first load of lobster traps when he was in 7th grade, tending them out ...


SPECIAL REPORT - Shrimp

Tough call:  ASMFC sets low 2013 shrimp quota PORTLAND, ME -- The Northern Shrimp Section of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) met here Dec. 3 and approved a meager total allowable catch (TAC) of 625 metric tons (mt) for the 2...


Students redesign knives, banders, oilers

In my last article (CFN November 2012), I described an industrial design class at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in which students were asked to innovate gear for the lobster industry that would be both serviceable and reduce the risk of in...


Symposium reveals dramatic impacts of climate change on GOM lobster

PORTLAND, ME -- Scientists from around the world gathered in Portland Nov. 27-30 to discuss how environmental changes may impact Maine’s most important commercial fishery -- lobster. For years, scientists have warned that global warming one day ...


ICCAT: US once again seeks bluefin quota cut

AGADIR, MOROCCO -- The Northeast's bluefin tuna industry came away from the Nov. 9-19 ICCAT meeting here dismayed once again by the US delegation's ultraconservative stance on bluefin quotas despite recent scientific findings that indicate stocks on ...


Maine DMR schedules coastwide meetings with lobster industry

HALLOWELL, ME -- The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) has scheduled 16 meetings with the state’s lobster industry to hear people's views on the status of the industry following the 2012 season and recommendations for the future. The meet...


Miller Time launched

SW Boatworks has a couple of big lobster boats headed for the water:  a 46` Wesmac that it finished and a Calvin Beal 44 for a customer who is “sizing up” from the 36` Calvin Beal he currently owns.  SW also reports plenty of interest in its Er...


Khristy Michelle launched

John Williams’ goal was to replace his 17-year-old John’s Bay-built Khristy Michelle with one as close as possible to the same design -- only 3` longer.  His thinking was that with the extra waterline length, the new boat would perform more effi...



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