National Fisherman


Source: New England Cable News, Newton, Mass., Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

With lobster prices way down this year, Maine lobstermen are looking to cut costs wherever they can – and for the owner of Potts Harbor Lobster and Reversing Falls Lobster Wharf in Harpswell, that includes his power bill.

With lobster prices way down this year, Maine lobstermen are looking to cut costs wherever they can – and for the owner of Potts Harbor Lobster and Reversing Falls Lobster Wharf in Harpswell, that includes his power bill.

Now, with help from the sun, Jim Merryman is hoping those high electric bills are a thing of the past.

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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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