National Fisherman


Ipswich — Maine is currently conducting an experiment to control green crabs and try to protect clam beds from the green crab predator — an experiment that ultimately could help the clamming industry in Ipswich, which the green crab also threatens.
 
The traps — made by Frazier Trap Co., Waldoboro, Maine — are being used in the Harraseeket River and on mudflats along the river.
 
The trapping began last week of May and will continue through November, testing which control method works best.
 
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Governor Bill Walker has officially requested that the federal government declare a disaster for four Alaska regions hurt by one of the poorest pink salmon returns in decades.

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The New England Fishery Management Council recently elected Dr. John F. Quinn of Massachusetts and E. F. “Terry” Stockwell III of Maine to serve respectively as chairman and vice chairman in the year ahead. The two have led the Council since 2014 but reversed roles this year. 

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