Jes Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman magazine and NationalFisherman.com.
Written by Leslie Taylor
Thursday, 03 October 2013
Travis and Keith Otis of Searsport, Maine, have the First Team tied up and ready to head out into Casco Bay for Portland's lobster boat races.
Pink shrimp is the first fishery managed by Washington to receive certification from the global Marine Stewardship Council fisheries standard for sustainable, wild-caught seafood.
The state’s fishery was independently assessed as a scope extension of the MSC certified Oregon pink shrimp fishery, which achieved certification to the MSC standard in December 2007 and attained recertification in February 2013.Read more...
NMFS has awarded 16 grants totaling more than $2.5 million as part of its Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program.
The program supports the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch and aims to to find creative approaches and strategies for reducing bycatch, seabird interactions, and post-release mortality in federally managed fisheries.Read more...