National Fisherman


National Fisherman - January 2011

0111

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.

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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.

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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?"

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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.

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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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