The valuable 13-month Atlantic sea scallop 2018 fishing year wrapped up in March with preliminary data showing landings of 60.1 million pounds.
Despite a significant wild-harvest industry, the long-term outlook indicates a shift toward seaweed aquaculture along the northeast U.S. coast.
Challenges facing the lobster industry include herring bait limits, efforts to protect the North Atlantic right whale, warming waters, and for some, slowing exports to China, the second largest export market.
In “Chasing the New White Whale,” members of a commercial fishing community attempt to make a living in a dangerous industry and in the face of the opiate epidemic.
The surf clam fishery — typically centered from the Mid-Atlantic states to northern New Jersey — continues to shift northward.
At the start of 2018, regulatory changes triggered substantial quota increases for several commercially important groundfish stocks
Quota limits have stabilized prices, averaging $4 to $5 per pound off trawlers, while in Rhode Island, sushi-grade dayboat fluke gets $6 per pound for medium-sized fish, and up to $7 per pound for jumbo. Fluke fillets sell at $12 to 13 per pound.
The Northeast squid industry remains optimistic about this year’s harvest despite a disappointing 2017 season.
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As regulators consider alternatives to management of the Atlantic herring fishery, fishermen are cautiously hoping for a better year than recent ones.