Written by Michelle Gayton
Pilot House Guide
The annual Pilot House Guide is the ONLY guide kept from Alaska Fisherman's Journal with complete West Coast coverage! From Nome to Sausalito and beyond, thousands of fishermen rely on the Pilothouse Guide to help navigate their stay ports. Year after year, they have come to depend on this one of a kind resource. It's not just the best choice; it's the ONLY choice.
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Boat Pages is an advertising section for custom boatbuilders, brokers and boatyards. Marine Marketplace is an advertising section for dealers and distributors of marine products and fishing gear.
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...