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October 2016 – Online Highlights

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A much needed revolution in fishery stock assessment

Dr. Kevin Stokesbury is about to turn the world of fishery stock surveys on its head. Fishermen have long maintained the NMFS stock assessment for Atlantic cod is out of touch with reality.  Commercial boats fishing for healthy stocks such as pol...


Wheel-Watch: Rest in peace, Bigger Dirls

 The loft of 56-year-old Jonesport lobsterman Stevie Carver’s house is chock full of happy memories and good vibes. The walls and ceilings are adorned with treasures – each with their own story: old oars; buoys; a gaft here; running lights th...


Therese Sauvageau: Half a century a lobsterwoman

A conversation ...


Linda Greenlaw welcomed back to Gloucester...

...addresses annual fishermen’s memorial service   GLOUCESTER, MA – Capt. Linda Greenlaw, the celebrated fisherman and author – and a valued friend of this city by the sea – delivered the keynote address during Gloucester’s 20th An...


Safe Boat - Smart Boat

Crew safety orientation vital for all fishing vessel operators   Obviously, all vessels should be equipped with features to ensure the safety of the crew.  But crewmen should also be aware of these features and knowledgeable about their use...


Ask the Lobster Doc: Part 4 – Lobsters in summer

A year in the life of a lobster: Part 4 – Lobsters in summer   Summer is the easiest time to study lobster behavior. So I suppose that’s why summer is the only season in which I’ve been an eyewitness to similar lobster antics in myr...


New study: Chain sweep catches more flounder

WOODS HOLE, MA – This past summer, NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center undertook a second experimental trawl study to test the efficiency of the research vessel Henry Bigelow’s flatfish catch, this time focused on witch flounder. ...


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