National Fisherman

National Fisherman - January 2011


Throwing your weight around

From U.S. Coast Guard reports

When you're feeding the masses, you have to make the big hauls. But managing the weight of a full net on deck can be the difference between another set and the last set.


Northeast Lobster

Fleet to south avoids a moratorium, but environmetal factors worrisome

Midcoast Maine lobster prices finally stayed well above $3 in October after two years of depression that time-warped the industry's financials back a decade and more. But a struggling lobster population has harvest cuts looming in the southern New England fishery.


One more time

Here's the news as we were going to press in November.

The cover of the most recent issue of Trade Winds, the newspaper of the North Carolina Fisheries Association, featured photos of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, NOAA's Jane Lubchenco and Eric Schwaab of NMFS, and asked, "Can industry survive these three?"


ATY Northeast

43-footer goes to California; an old Duffy gets lengthened

The last week in October the 43' x 18' Pacific Rival left Millennium Marine in Escuminac, New Brunswick, on the back of a long-haul truck for San Francisco.


Inside the Industry

Pink shrimp is the first fishery managed by Washington to receive certification from the global Marine Stewardship Council fisheries standard for sustainable, wild-caught seafood.

The state’s fishery was independently assessed as a scope extension of the MSC certified Oregon pink shrimp fishery, which achieved certification to the MSC standard in December 2007 and attained recertification in February 2013.


NMFS has awarded 16 grants totaling more than $2.5 million as part of its Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program.

The program supports the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch and aims to to find creative approaches and strategies for reducing bycatch, seabird interactions, and post-release mortality in federally managed fisheries.

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