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July 2013

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July 2013

 


FISH SAFE - Follow mariner’s ‘three rules’ to avoid storms

by Ann Backus – Early in June, Andrea, the first tropical storm of the season, slammed into Florida and then proceeded up the East Coast into New England.  She won’t be the last.  Hurricane season is now in full swing. Regardless of what ...


SW Boatworks - F/V Seasmoke - July 2013

Seasmoke owner Nick Lunt said he had no complaints with his old boat – a Wayne Beal 36 – except he simply “wanted more room.  With the Calvin Beal 38 I gained deck space and was able to have a split wheelhouse without crowding things....


Guest Column - Wind farm planning: How to be heard

Many fishermen are asking what they can do to preserve fishing opportunities in the wake of ocean wind energy development.  The answer is threefold:  be aware of what is being proposed in your area; know what governmental body is in charge; and eng...


First-ever offshore wind energy lease sale scheduled for July 31

WASHINGTON, DC – The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will conduct the first-ever Outer Continental Shelf competitive lease sale for renewable energy developers on July 31. The agency will offer to the highest bidders a total of ...


Announcing Best of Season Photo Contest

Lobster Boat Racing 2013 Photo Contest   1st Prize - $250 2nd Prize - $100 3rd Prize - $50 send us your best 2013 race photos - enter as many as 3 photos per race then vote for your favorites, send a link to your friends and family to vo...


Bluefin mania: Fish come on strong nearshore

HARWICH, MA – Even before the June 1 start of the 2013 bluefin tuna season, fishermen...


Menhaden quotas in place for 2013

1% set-aside for NE ‘episodic’ events ALEXANDRIA, VA – Atlantic menhaden are prized by lobstermen in New England as a reliable bait alternative to herring.  But few people probably ever imaged that these oily little fish – commonly called p...


Lobster Market Report - July 2013

Canadian catches swamp market; prices suffer "There are too many lobsters being caught,” a Boston dealer said of the June lobster market.  “It happens every spring.” A Massachusetts exporter agreed, saying of Canadian landings, “It is a ...


Maine elver fishery divides ASMFC; board postpones action to August

Maine elver fishery divides ASMFC;  board postpones action to August ALEXANDRIA, VA – Faced with two opposing points of view for how to handle Maine’s lucrative elver fishery – shut it down completely or let it continue under “status quo”...


NOAA Fisheries Navigator July 2013

Insert to the July 2013 Commercial Fisheries News Click here to download and read the NOAA Fisheries Navigator (520K .pdf)


2013 MAINE LOBSTER BOAT RACE SCHEDULE

The Maine Lobster Boat Racing Association (MLBRA) has announced the following schedule of dates and locations for lobster boat racing competitions during the season ahead. ● Boothbay Harbor. June 15. Info: Marshall Farnham, (207) 380-5892. ● ...



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