National Fisherman


It's not native to Connecticut, but it's certainly settled in nicely along the shoreline.

In fact, the Asian Shore Crab is on the move and spreading up and down the east coast.

The invasive species arrived in New Jersey in a ship's ballast water in the 80's, and by '94 it was in the Long Island Sound.

The crab, nicknamed "The Bully Of The Beach," is pushing out other species of crab.

Scientists at Clinton's Cedar Island Marina Research Lab are hoping to learn how to contain the Asian Shore Crab...it's highly adaptable and is moving in on other habitats.

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Inside the Industry

The Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel working group is scheduled to meet Aug. 2 in Boston to discuss using commercial fishing vessels to supplement current stock assessment surveys conducted by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center.

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Pat Fiorelli, the long-serving public affairs officer for the New England Fishery Management Council, will step down at the end of July.

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