National Fisherman

National Fisherman - April 2010



ATY North

Lobsterman goes up to 40 feet; Young Brothers' molds are sold

In Steuben, Maine, H&H Marine is building a 40' x 14' 10" lobster boat for Lance Ciomei, of Stonington, Maine.



Scallop prices stand the gaff despite recession; lobstermen have questions

Scallops stood up to the recession with $8-a-pound prices for extra- large and $5.50 for U-20s and U-30s this winter.


Welcome aboard

At long last, NOAA has filled the position of assistant administrator for fisheries, its formal title for the director of NMFS.


2009 Year in review

On the Brink

In many fisheries, 2009 was marked by low prices, caused in large part by recession. Elsewhere, we saw contested stock assessments, shifting regional council demographics, a questionable default to catch shares and an investigation of law enforcement.


ATY Northeast

Lobster boat goes clamming; crabber is built for PEI tribe

About 16 years ago, Farrin's Boatshop in Walpole, Maine, finished off a 40-foot Young Brothers hull as a lobster boat for Mike Theiler of Waterford, Conn. At the end of 2009, she was back in the shop for some major remodeling work, as Theiler will use the boat for clamming as well as lobstering.


National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 3/10/15

In this episode, Online Editor Leslie Taylor talks with Mike McLouglin, vice president of Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear.

National Fisherman Live: 2/24/15

In this episode:

March date set for disaster aid dispersal
Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received

Inside the Industry

NMFS announced two changes in regulations that apply to federal fishing permit holders starting Aug. 26.

First, they have eliminated the requirement for vessel owners to submit “did not fish” reports for the months or weeks when their vessel was not fishing.

Some of the restrictions for upgrading vessels listed on federal fishing permits have also been removed.


Alaskans will meet with British Columbia’s Minister of Energy and Mines, Bill Bennett, when he visits Juneau next week and will ask him to support an international review of mine developments in northwest British Columbia, upstream from Southeast Alaska along the Taku, Stikine and Unuk transboundary rivers.

Some Alaska fishing and environmental groups believe an international review is the best way to develop specific, binding commitments to ensure clean water, salmon, jobs and traditional and customary practices are not harmed by British Columbia mines and that adequate financial assurances are in place up front to cover long-term monitoring and compensation for damages.

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