Category: November ’17

Dan Staples:  Feeling stronger every day

We’ve used these pages in the past to pay tribute to folks – sometimes knowing they might read the words themselves; other times (too often, it seems) in memory of them. This month we wanted to do a follow-up on a story from back in the spring of this year … and bring you the …

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ASMFC presents Hart Award to Paul Diodati; elects James Gilmore as chair

NORFOLK, VA – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) presented Paul J. Diodati, former director of the Massachusetts Div. of Marine Fisheries (MA DMF), the Captain David H. Hart Award – its most prestigious annual award – at the commission’s recent annual meeting here. At the same meeting, ASMFC member states thanked Douglas Grout …

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CFN Shakedown Cruise: Calvin Beal 36

by Brian Robbins Welcome to another CFN Shakedown Cruise. Periodically, we will focus on a new launch and dig a little deeper into what went into the project – whether it be a new model or a hull well known to the New England commercial market.  What we hope to do is provide insight and …

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2017 North Atlantic right whale incidents include 15 deaths, plus 9 entanglements

GLOUCESTER, MA – In August, NOAA Fisheries declared an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) after two separate stranded North Atlantic right whales were sighted in US waters. Those two, in addition to 11 stranded right whales found in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (GSL) between Jun. 6 and Aug. …

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NOAA Fisheries Navigator – November 2017

EXCLUSIVE 4-Page Insert from the November 2017 edition of Commercial Fisheries News > Click page below to download .pdf file (2mb) < NOAA_Navigator-November_2017

Mid-Atlantic council considers changes to summer flounder, scup, black sea bass AMs

  RIVERHEAD, NY – In the first of two meetings on Framework Adjustment 5, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council moved forward on new commercial accountability measures (AMs) for the Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP) at its Oct. 10-12 meeting. FW5 will be before the council for final action at its …

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Cornell Cooperative Extension receives funding for continuation of monkfish genetic populations study

ITHACA, NY – Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) has received funding to collect and analyze monkfish samples to build on CCE’s earlier successful RSA-funded genetic study (2012-13) to determine if monkfish constitute a single or multiple stocks over their coastwide distribution from Newfoundland to North Carolina and to determine if migrational mixing exists between management areas. …

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Abandoning ship Part 3:  Boarding the liferaft

[pullquote align=”left|center|right” textalign=”left|center|right” width=”100%”] Coast Guard seeks applicants for safety advisory committee WASHINGTON, DC – The Coast Guard is currently seeking applications for membership on its Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee. The Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard and the Dept. of Homeland Security on various matters relating to the safe operation …

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Research update – EFSC surveys in the Gulf of Maine, scallop RSA grant apps due Nov 6

NEW BEDFORD, MA – The NOAA research vessel Gloria Michelle was in New Bedford Harbor last month on a tour of visits to local ports to help further the public’s understanding of fisheries research. The 72’ vessel has been performing inshore trawl surveys since 1984, providing scientists a consistent platform for time series on groundfish …

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NOAA Fisheries allows state water exemptions for scallop fisheries in Maine and Massachusetts

WASHINGTON, DC – NOAA Fisheries (NMFS) has approved a final rule that would revise the State Waters Exemption Program under the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan. NMFS has determined that both Maine and Massachusetts qualify for this exemption, and that allowing this exemption would have no adverse impact on the effectiveness of federal management …

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