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.

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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.

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Welcome aboard

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

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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.

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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.

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Inside the Industry

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center has announced that Dr. Jon Hare has been selected to serve as the permanent science and research director effective Oct. 31.

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It’s no secret that fraud is a problem in the seafood industry. Oceana repeatedly touts a mislabeling epidemic. While their method has been criticized, the perception of rampant fraud  has been established.

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