National Fisherman


The Rudderpost 

jesJes Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman magazine and NationalFisherman.com.

 

It's that time of year. We are hustling and bustling around our Portland offices preparing to ship our show issue that will arrive with us in Seattle for Pacific Marine Expo at the end of November.

If you've ever wanted to give the editors of National Fisherman what-for to our faces instead of our inboxes, now's your chance. We'll be gathering for Breakfast with the Editors and Profitable Harvest on the last day of the expo, Thursday, Nov. 29.

The Profitable Harvest program this year is all about reducing fuel consumption. If you sign up, you'll hear from experts in the field of alternative fuels, as well as renowned naval architects like Hal Hockema and Jonathan Parrott on how to design and build your next boat with efficiency in mind.

It's a three-hour information-packed session for just $50.

From Profitable Harvest, we'll launch right into the Fisherman of the Year contest on the show floor. Each of four heats offers a $100 prize — and more for the grand prize winner. And that's just one day at the expo. Make sure you leave time to cruise the booths on the show floor, take advantage of many show specials to equip your boat and outfit yourself for the upcoming season, and visit the Author's Corner to meet some of your favorite salty authors.

If you're interested in any or all of these events, book your ticket now for Pacific Marine Expo, Tuesday, Nov. 27 through Thursday, Nov. 29.

We'll see you at the expo!

Inside the Industry

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.

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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.

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