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November 2013

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November 2013

Guest Column – Industry gives thumbs up to electronic reporting
In the fall of 2012, the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) brought together fishermen, dealers, and fisheries managers to better understand the potential pros and cons of electronic reporting. Electronic reporting by fisherme...

FISH SAFE – Lady Mary report offers sobering lessons
by Ann Backus – It’s been nearly four-and-a-half years since the March 24, 2009 sinking of the Cape May, NJ-based Lady Mary and the loss of six of her seven crewmen.  That’s a long time for everyone touched by this tragedy. But, on Aug. ...

Two brothers and an eastern rig - Ochses on single-boat scalloping
FAIRHAVEN, MA – Eastern rigs were once the mainstay of the New England offshore fleet.  But these classics also are what Point Pleasant, NJ-based brothers Arthur and Ken Ochse learned to fish on. Getting started as youngsters, between them now ...

Bullard highlights value of scallops - lobsters - New Bedford to Northeast
HYANNIS, MA – John Bullard, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast regional administrator, took a few minutes during the New England Fishery Management Council’s Sept. 24-26 meeting here to highlight the important contributions to the...

Species News - Scallops, Yellowtail
Georges Bank yellowtail quota to drop in 2014 but US share to increase  HYANNIS, MA – Following hours of difficult discussion that stretched out over two days, the New England Fishery Management Council voted on Sept. 25 to adopt a 400-metric-...

Connecticut pesticide ban a victory for Long Island Sound lobstermen
DARIEN, CT – Late in June, 14 years after a major lobster die-off in Long Island Sound, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed into law a bill banning the use of the pesticides methoprene and resmethrin in coastal areas due to their toxicity to fish...

Licensing agreement enables dealers to sell MSC-certified Maine lobster
RICHMOND, ME – The Fund for the Advancement of Sustainable Lobster, the industry group that pursued and obtained Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for Maine lobster earlier this year, is now offering all dealers and processors in the s...

NOAA Navigator - November 2013
Insert to the November 2013 Commercial Fisheries News       DOWNLOAD .pdf file HERE - NOAA_Navigator_11_13   Read the latest industry NEWS in the November issue of CFN. Read online immediately and dow...

EDITORIAL – Efforts to build US dogfish market could pay off
Groundfish boats need something to fish on, and there are more than enough spiny dogfish around, along with a hefty 40.8-million-pound quota for the 2013 fishing year.  But, at 12-to-14 cents per pound, it’s a rare fisherman who can make a day’s...


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