National Fisherman


National Fisherman - April 2010

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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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NORTHEAST YEAR IN REVIEW

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

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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