National Fisherman


If you lived on Cape Cod in 1991, you almost certainly remember "the storm."

And, if you didn't, well, you've probably read Sebastian Junger's "The Perfect Storm" (1997) or have seen the Oscar-nominated 2000 film of the same name starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg.

Either way, you know the name Linda Greenlaw: America's only swordfishing captain, survivor of "The Perfect Storm."

In his book, Junger called Greenlaw "one of the best captains "» on the entire East Coast."

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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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