The Sorting Table features stories from National Fisherman contributors and guest bloggers.
Written by Leslie Taylor
2009 - Top row from left:
Bobbie McNeley, Jack Nelson and Jenny Johnson on the I Sweetie, Nelson Lagoon, Alaska
David Floyd and Scott Floyd, Pascagoula, Miss.
Philip Ruhle III on the Sea Breeze, Newport, R.I.
Justin Jones and Garret Donovick on the Contender, Coos Bay, Ore.
Kevin Sweet and Chris White on the Mary Baker, Kittery Point, Maine
Max Hames on the Karen II, Nushagak River, Alaska
I.D. Midgett Sr. and I.D. Midgett Jr. on the Miss Bertie, Salvo, N.C.
Chris Petersen and Alan Petersen on the Maggie Lynn, Muskegon, Mich.
NOAA recently published a proposed rule that would implement a traceability plan to help combat IUU fishing. The program would seek to trace the origins of imported seafood by setting up reporting and filing procedures for products entering the U.S.
The traceability program would collect data on harvest, landing, and chain of custody of fish and fish products that have been identified as particularly vulnerable to IUU fishing and fraud.Read more...
The following was released by the Maine Department of Marine Resources on Jan. 22:
The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced an emergency regulation that will support the continued rebuilding effort in Maine’s scallop fishery. The rule, effective January 23, 2016, will close the Muscle Ridge Area near South Thomaston and the Western Penobscot Bay Area.Read more...