Written by Linc Bedrosian
Connecticut shellfishermen, many living in communities where people lost possessions or even their houses during Hurricane Sandy, are the first to tell you that others have it far worse than they.
Still, the last couple of days of October and first three weeks of November have been a trying times for those who make their living on Long Island Sound.
Offshore shellfish beds were closed for most of that time, and idled boats began to get back to work in many parts of the state just this past week.
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The anti-mining group Salmon Beyond Borders expressed disappointment and dismay last week at Alaska Governor Bill Walker’s announcement that he has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.
This came just days after his administration asked members of his newly-formed Transboundary Rivers Citizens Advisory Work Group to provide comment on a Draft Statement of Cooperation associated with Transboundary mining.Read more...
NMFS recently released a draft action plan for fish discard and release mortality science, creating a list of actions that they hope can better inform fisheries.
We know that fishermen have to deal with bycatch by discarding or releasing unwanted catch overboard, but there is a data gap regarding how those fish survive.Read more...