National Fisherman

Maine lobster is sweet, it’s sustainable and it’s harvested from Maine’s pristine waters and rocky shores by a close-knit community of fishermen who have worked hard to protect the resource.
 
Those are some of the messages that the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative is hoping to convey as the group ramps up efforts to increase global appetite for lobster with harvests reaching record levels in recent years, causing prices to sag.
 
The message is already being heard. On the Fourth of July, lobster provided by the collaborative will be made into Maine lobster rolls and grilled lobster tail skewers by award-winning Boston chef and restaurateur Barbara Lynch for 1,200 guests at the U.S. Embassy in Japan.
 
Read the full story at Portland Press Herald>>
 

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 3/10/15

In this episode, Online Editor Leslie Taylor talks with Mike McLouglin, vice president of Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear.

National Fisherman Live: 2/24/15

In this episode:

March date set for disaster aid dispersal
Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received

Inside the Industry

NMFS announced two changes in regulations that apply to federal fishing permit holders starting Aug. 26.

First, they have eliminated the requirement for vessel owners to submit “did not fish” reports for the months or weeks when their vessel was not fishing.

Some of the restrictions for upgrading vessels listed on federal fishing permits have also been removed.

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Alaskans will meet with British Columbia’s Minister of Energy and Mines, Bill Bennett, when he visits Juneau next week and will ask him to support an international review of mine developments in northwest British Columbia, upstream from Southeast Alaska along the Taku, Stikine and Unuk transboundary rivers.

Some Alaska fishing and environmental groups believe an international review is the best way to develop specific, binding commitments to ensure clean water, salmon, jobs and traditional and customary practices are not harmed by British Columbia mines and that adequate financial assurances are in place up front to cover long-term monitoring and compensation for damages.

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