Three Massachusetts congressmen — John Tierney, William Keating and Ed Markey — are prepared to petition the House Rules Committee today to reinstate in the Superstorm Sandy supplemental appropriation bill more than $100 million for fisheries disaster relief stripped out by the Republican leadership.
Replacing virtually all fisheries disaster relief for Massachusetts and seven other states in the Senate's Hurricane Sandy supplemental spending bill, Republican House Rules Committee amendments feature $261 million for two highly controversial programs at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration unaffected by the superstorm.
Seven US fisheries scientists have raised a formal complaint claiming that a supervisor threatened to eliminate their research division after the team produced controversial model predictions of survival and recovery of the threatened coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in the Klamath River Basin in Oregon.
Before you feel sorry for anybody in this story, meet Jared Bright. And
remember your first impression, because he's eventually going to call
himself a serf. For the moment, he's just a guy you're about to get
jealous of. That's because he's 38 years old, and industry sources say
he's worth about $2 million.
As the deadline nears for Gulf of Mexico shrimpers, processors and others
to respond to federal government questions about the effects of shrimp
imports on the local industry, foreign governments are fighting the newly
proposed regulations, according to various foreign newspapers. The
Business Standard, an English-language daily newspaper in India, reports
that, "India's seafood export industry is facing a serious threat."
The Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries on Dec. 28 filed petitions seeking
"countervailing duties" -- duties imposed to offset subsidies by foreign
governments -- on shrimp from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia,
Thailand and Vietnam. The coalition states that the duties are needed "to
offset the unfair trade advantage currently held by these countries."
Men and women employed in the commercial fishing, charter boat and boat
building industries on the Outer Banks lined the perimeter of the Dare
County Board of Commissioners meeting room at the board's Jan. 7 meeting,
waiting for their opportunity to speak during public comment.
Two newly released U.S. House Rules Committee amendments combine to
roughly match the Senate appropriation totaling $60 billion for Superstorm
Sandy relief, but virtually eliminate the $150 million for fisheries
disaster aid aimed at providing relief to the Northeast groundfishery,
including fishermen working out of Gloucester.
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National Fisherman Live for Feb. 27, 2014
PORTSMOUTH, NH - The New Hampshire Fish and Lobster Festival, known locally as Fishtival, invites the community to Portsmouth's Prescott Park each September to honor, celebrate and rediscover the proud tradition of small-scale, local commercial groundfishing in New Hampshire and its valuable contribution to our local food system, local economy and local culture. Now, the mission continues with the announcement of small grants available from the proceeds of the 2013 event.
In this year's Alaska Symphony of Seafood new-product contest, a distinguished panel of judges, composed of industry chefs and experts, bestowed the grand prize on Tilgner's Specialized Smoked Seafood Products for their Ruby Red Ole World Scottish Style Cold Smoked Sockeye Salmon.Read more...