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October 2012

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October 2012

Dogfish: Fishermen still struggle, despite quota hike, MSC label
BATH, ME – The spiny dogfish quota for the 2012-2013 fishing season is 35.6 million pounds, up from a 6-millionpound quota only six years ago. The increase is welcome news to fishermen facing what they perceive to be a fartoo- abundant resource, bu...

Shrimp section considers allocating quota by state/gear in Addendum I
PORTLAND, ME – The northern shrimp fishery may be regulated very differently this winter if stateby- state quotas and/or trawl vs. trap allocations are adopted by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Northern Shrimp Section. ...

Scalloper Liberty rebuilt from stem to stern
NEW BEDFORD, MA – There always seems to be something going on at Dan Eilertsen’s dock in New Bedford, and this past summer was no exception. Dan likes to take good care of his fleet, so he and a crew of guys from his company, Nordic Inc., underto...

Seafreeze buys former Pt. Judith co-op plant
DAVISVILLE, RI – Earlier this year, Davisville-based Seafreeze Ltd., the largest producer and trader of sea-frozen seafood on the East Coast, purchased the 37,000-square-foot building that once housed the Point Judith Fishermen’s Cooperative from...

Lobster boat prices inch up; catch slackens off
After surprisingly good Labor Day lobster sales for almost everybody, things “quieted down dramatically” in mid-September, to quote dealers, co-op managers, and exporters. News of the earlier low lobster prices paid to the boats had reached the ...


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