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May 2013

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May 2013

Editorial – Wind farms coming: It’s time to tune in
With the crises enveloping the groundfish, scallop, lobster, and northern shrimp fisheries, everyone in the Northeast commercial fishing industry is exhausted.  It’s understandably difficult for people to even think about redirecting time and ener...

England’s wind farm experience offers critical lessons for US fishing industry
BROADSTAIRS, KENT – Looking out over the English Channel on a quiet night in March, the horizon is surprisingly ablaze with lights.  A local fisherman quips, “People ask us if that’s France.”   It’s not.  This illusion of a “city”...

Tracing fish: Ocean to plate
POINT JUDITH, RI – As part of a growing trend to connect consumers back to the fish they eat, a group of Rhode Island fishermen, chefs, and supporters got together in 2010 to put local fish on local plates while educating consumers about where it c...

LOBSTERS - Early shedders, Can/US talk price, Union rumblings
IAM seeks to form lobstermen’s union in Maine - - DEER ISLE, ME – The International Association of Machinists (IAM) and Aerospace Workers is actively talking with Maine lobstermen about forming a union to represent their interests... - more - ...

NOAA Fisheries Navigator - May 2013
Insert to the May 2013 Commercial Fisheries News UPDATE: What John Bullard Heard on the Road Proposed Changes for Sectors in 2013 Northeast VMS Program FAQ Spiny Dogfish Catch Limits Continue to Rise Proposed Changes to ...

GEARNET: Partnering to test fishermen’s ideas
The challenges facing today’s Northeast groundfish fishermen grow bigger and more complicated each year. Fishermen are continually adapting to these challenges and, now, many are doing so with financial support, scientific guidance, and industry pa...


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