Protecting a Home Where the Puffer Fish Roam in Biscayne National Park

BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK, Fla. — For 15 years, officials, environmentalists, fishermen and boaters have struggled to put together a plan to protect one of South Florida’s jewels — a national park, almost entirely underwater, where a part of the largest reef tract in the United States lures throngs of divers and anglers who fish its once-abundant grouper and snapper. Read the rest here 16:54

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The Accidental Lobster Farmers

The last few years have been plentiful ones for Maine’s lobstermen. While New England’s other iconic fishery — cod — went belly-up, crustacean landings exploded to 125 million pounds in 2012 and 2013, five times the historic average and enough meat to give every American a lobster roll (with leftovers to spare). If anything, Maine’s biggest problem has been too many lobsters: The decapods were so abundant last year that prices crashed. Read the rest here 15:00

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Harvest quotas set for 2015; pots for sablefish pondered

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted unanimously to approve the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska groundfish allocations for 2015. Bering Sea quotas – Gulf of Alaska quotas, Pots for the blackcod fishery? The council unanimously passed a request for further review on the possibility of allowing pots into the largely hook-and-line sablefish, or black cod, fishery in the Gulf of Alaska. Read the rest here 14:45

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Fishing crew receives Carnegie Hero award for sea rescue

According to the award citation, on Jan. 25, 2012, a 67-foot fishing vessel, the Heritage, became disabled in a severe storm while crossing Alitak Bay off Kodiak Island. The ship’s engine compartment flooded, and the vessel capsized and sank, sending its seven-person crew into frigid waters four miles from the closest shore. Five members of the crew were able to board a life raft. Hearing a radio distress call, Plancich, captain of the 101-foot commercial fishing vessel Tuxedni, alerted his crew. Despite darkness and winds gusting up to 75 mph, the Tuxedni set out to help. Read the rest here 12:32

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Mississippi Seafood Dealers: Oyster season isn’t’ sailing smoothly

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. Seafood dealers say you can’t beat the view at the new Pass Christian Harbor, but business is off to a rocky start. Seafood dealer Darlene Kimball says the process for an oysterman to transfer his catch from water to land can take up to five times as long as is it did at the old harbor, because oyster-checking protocol still has to be performed at the old harbor location. Read the rest here 11:54

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Newfoundland: Shrinking shrimp resource hitting home – Industry bracing for quota cuts again in 2015 -

It takes sweat and tears, in addition to these shellfish, to keep the boat in the water, steam it as much as 20 hours from Port aux Choix to the fishing grounds, set a trawl and pull the sloppy masses aboard, year after year. The 65-foot vessel is owned by Dwight Spence. Its crew includes his son, Ashley Spence, who has been fishing for more than 20 years, family friend Wade Rumbolt and Chad Spence — now a poster boy for the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters — who has fished on and off for 15 years with his father and brother. Read the rest here  Video here 10:42

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Anti-fishing, anti-science – Chief executive Barrie Deas, explains why Marine Protected Areas aren’t the solution to managing fisheries.

Former Fisheries Minister Ben Bradshaw recently led the charge to resurrect the campaign for the immediate designation and implementation of 127 marine conservation zones around the UK. In a confused and somewhat bizarre article in the Independent, he made the argument that marine protected areas were the solution, not just for not just managing fisheries but for just about everything other ill on the planet, including climate change. Read the rest here 10:01

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Keeping to the Schedule in the Pacific Northwest

When a tightly scheduled repower, for the Kodiak-based trawler Sea Mac in early December, took a very bad turn Mike Fourtner used his 25 years of fishing experience and leadership to pull together a team at Cummins Northwest to solve the problem.  The problem? The trailer with the engine went over a bank and flipped.” There were a lot of problem’s then! (edited) Read the rest here 07:10

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Back Fishing – Former UFC Fighter Cody McKenzie Retires from MMA, Cites Poor Pay and Treatment

Cody “The AK Kid” McKenzie (15-6) retired from the sport of mixed martial arts Thursday evening.  B/R: Now, just for comparison, can you say how much you make commercial fishing in a typical season?  CM: I’ve had seasons where I made $80,000 in three months, and I’ve had seasons where I made $5,000 in three months. Fishing is a flip of the coin, but that’s only three months out of the year, and at least I’m out on the boat. Read the rest here 17:09

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Cook Inlet Setnet ban initiative is an anti-salmon initiative

As you’re out shopping this holiday season, someone wielding a clipboard might approach you and ask if you want to save king salmon. Don’t be fooled. The petition being peddled by professional signature collectors throughout the state won’t save Alaska’s iconic king salmon. In fact, it will hurt our great salmon runs and result in smaller harvests for everyone except a small group of Kenai River sportfishing guides, lodges and private landowners. Read the rest here 16:32

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Fishing industry, aviation linked in Alaska from earliest days

After proving itself in the mid-1920s conducting surveys of Southeast Alaska, the airplane found itself unexpectedly increasingly useful to the burgeoning fishing industry in the state. This came as a surprise to many, as it was a largely untested mode of transportation and the region’s weather was so problematic. But as soon as the first flight was made across the Gulf of Alaska in 1925, the numbers were impossible for even the most nervous passengers to ignore. Read the rest here 15:27

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Fisheries and Oceans minister says lobster industry’s on the right track

She bases her optimism on the way the industry has responded to the 2008-09 recession and slumping lobster prices, seeking out markets around the globe. Fall lobster prices in 2014 were a buck a pound higher that the previous year. “In the lobster industry, of course, the prices are set by supply and demand. The supply has been increasing, so it’s obvious we needed the demand to increase at a faster pace in order to keep the prices climbing,” she said. “So that’s what’s happening.” Read the rest here 14:47

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Potential closures for scallop fishery – may be affected by the New England Fishery Management Council’s Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2

mkScallopers still may be affected by the New England Fishery Management Council’s Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2 when it goes into effect next year. While lobster gear currently is not included in the list of gear potentially affected by the amendment, the possibility remains open that this could change as a result of public input and any supporting scientific information. The Council plans to work with the , NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center and the coastal states in the Northeast on this issue. Read the rest here 14:37

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Rhode Island Fishermen’s Alliance Weekly Update, December 21, 2014

rifa2The Rhode Island Fishermen’s Alliance is dedicated to its mission of continuing to help create sustainable fisheries without putting licensed fishermen out of business.” Read the update here  To read all the updates, click here 11:33

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There’s no knocking wooden lobster boats – Veteran wooden boat builder Richard Stanley

wood-lobster-boats-2-300x200“There are a bunch of guys fishing today that started in wooden lobster boats,” Stanley said, “and a few still have them.” He remembers a conversation with a friend who had one of the last Bunker and Ellis working lobster boats built. “He said he wished he could have a wooden boat with a fiberglass top,” Stanley said. That’s just what he’s hoping to start building. Read the rest here 10:28

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Sharks in Sydney Harbour: the sobering reality

There have been at least 16 fatal attacks in Sydney Harbour since the late 1880’s, all in the summer months of December, January, and February. Hathaway was the last to die. But Paul de Gelder came very close in  February 2009. The navy diver was on a dawn assignment at Garden Island, helping to  test sonar gear  and swimming along the surface on his back when he felt “an almighty whack on the leg”. Read the rest here 09:34

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Hi-Liner Fishing Gear & Tackle Inc. of Green Cove Springs a key player in building Mozambique’s fishing industry

 High-Liner was hired to supply the monofilament line, hooks and other gear for a fleet of two dozen fishing vessels that port at the capital of Maputo, Mozambique. The supplies are being used to develop the long-line fishing industry there for catches of swordfish and tuna in the Indian Ocean, mainly north of South Africa. As part of the contract, Hi-Liner agreed to send veteran commercial fishing captains from the United States to serve as consultants and advisors as the new sea fishing industry gets underway there. Read the rest here  08:52

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Canadian Feds give Seabridge Gold’s KSM the environmental nod

Ketchikan, Alaska – The Canadian federal government approved the environmental assessment application on Friday for the massive KSM gold and copper mine in northwestern British Columbia near the Alaska border saying it is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Environmentalists, aboriginal groups and commercial fishermen in Alaska,,, Read the rest here 08:22

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Trawlers defeat relief for halibut fishermen – Balk at Compensation

The emergency measure was opposed by the At-sea Processors Association, United Catcher Boats, and other industry groups. The failed emergency measure was part of the voting to set quotas for Bering Sea groundfish species, including the billion dollar pollock fishery. Trawlers feared that a reduction in halibut bycatch limits for trawlers could shut them down early, leaving their fish in the water. But halibut fishermen complain that the trawlers are allowed to waste more  than they’ll be allowed to catch for the high-value market, a policy called “unacceptable” by St. Paul mayor Simeon Swetzof. Read the rest here 21:08

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US responds to petition on Taiwanese fisherman

The U.S. White House has finally made an official response toward a petition raised regarding an incident that occurred between Taiwan and the Philippines on overlapping waters in 2013 that strained bilateral relations for months. On May 9, 2013, 65-year-old Hung Shih-cheng (洪石成) was shot dead when the Philippines Coast Guard sprayed Hung’s boat with bullets in the part of the South China Sea where the two countries’ EEZs overlap. Read the rest here 20:02

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Newfoundland and Labrador’s fishing communities hitched to change

Conway Caines fishes out of Port Saunders, on the western side of the island’s Northern Peninsula. “Port Saunders is built on the fishery. Yes, there’s government jobs there, but if the fishing community wasn’t there, the government jobs wouldn’t be there. The hospital is there because the people are there. The forestry is there because the people are there. If the people wasn’t there — it’s no good bringing government jobs where there’s no community, no people.” Read the rest here 12:42

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Fishermen in Cornwall urged to stay safe during ‘deadliest month of the year’

As  research reveals more fishermen die in January than in any other month of the year, the lifesaving charity has launched a hard-hitting campaign encouraging fishermen to make sure their boats keep them safe at sea. RNLI figures show that 59% of commercial fishing fatalities were due to a loss of vessel stability leading to capsize, leaking or swamping between 2010 and 2013 – with 30% of deaths occurring in the month of January when seas can be rough and water temperatures are at their lowest. The campaign is targeted at fishermen who work on vessels under 15m in length, Read the rest here 11:11

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Pollock, salmon catchers clash over bycatch

Severe declines closed chinook salmon fishing on the Yukon River this year, and further steps to keep the big fish out of Bering Sea trawl nets are under consideration by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. “The biggest reduction in salmon bycatch has probably occurred,” said Stephanie Madsen, executive director of the At Sea Processors Association, representing pollock factory trawlers. The public shouldn’t expect dramatic reductions, although efforts may be made to “nibble around the edges,” she said. Read the rest here 10:03

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Baker: New fish science report paints dizzying picture for industry future, And the news for the fishing industry as a whole is not good.

It might be one of the most important fish science reports in years, but it was released with so little fanfare, you could forgive even the most hardcore of fisheries observers for missing it. It basically looks at the effect of warming oceans and then sets the table for the next three to five years in the shrimp, crab and cod fisheries. Read the rest here 09:04

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Granite State Fishermen – Trying to stay afloat

aluminum boatGov. Maggie Hassan will write a letter to federal fishing regulators supporting an alternative plan that, while still protecting local ,,, The measures stem from an unscheduled and controversial cod stock assessment conducted by federal officials that claimed cod stock continue to be in danger, not rebounding after restrictions cut the allowable cod catch by 77 percent about 18 months ago. Read the rest here 08:34

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Court finds Radical environmentalist anti-whaling Sea Shepherd’s in contempt

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a commissioner to determine how much Paul Watson and members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society he founded owe Japanese whalers for lawyer fees, damage to their ships and for violating the court order to stop their dangerous protests. The Japanese whalers are demanding $2 million in addition to their attorney fees and damage and cost to their ships for warding off the protests. Read the rest here 21:00

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North-east boat Budding Rose brings in bumper 13-tonne haul of cod

A 13-tonne haul of cod – caught in a single day by north-east boat the Budding Rose – highlights healthier times for the fish in the North Sea. The industry has endured year after year of quota and days-at-sea cuts in recent years after stocks dwindled to alarmingly low levels. But conservation measures pioneered in Scotland have,,, Read the rest here 19:46  The Budding Rose website.

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Herring fishery closed off WA’s South Coast, fish limit reduced in response to report

The closure of a herring fishery off Western Australia’s south coast has been labelled “draconian” by the state’s peak commercial fishing body, with claims 100 jobs could be lost. Minister for Fisheries Ken Baston announced the closure of the South Coast G-Net fishery from March 1 next year in response to a report that showed stocks have declined,,, Read the rest here 19:04

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NCFA Weekly Update for Dec. 19, 2014

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Northeast Fisheries Science Center – Distribution of Fish on the Northeast U.S. Shelf Influenced by both Fishing and Climate

The four species studied– black sea bass, scup, summer flounder, and southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Bight winter flounder – have varied in abundance and have experienced heavy fishing pressure at times over the past 40 years. Scientists examined the distribution of the four species,,, Read the rest here 16:57

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To Save Our Wild and Native Seafood, We Have to Eat It

FV_LokiIf you live on the East Coast, West Coast, or Gulf Coast or even the Great Lakes, chances are you’re still able to get some fish caught wild in your coastal waters or freshwater inland “seas.” However if you’ve looked closely at the fish in your local supermarket – regardless of where you live – chances are you’ll find your fish originates from just about anywhere else in the world. Read the rest here 16:21

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Thai Union set to acquire Bumble Bee for $1.5bn

Thai Union Frozen Products has entered into a binding agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of North America’s largest branded shelf-stable seafood company – Bumble Bee Foods. The $1.51 billion purchase is set to marry two of the most recognized seafood brands in the United States — San Diego-based Bumble Bee and Thai Union-owned Chicken of the Sea. Read the rest here 15:06

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Fishing captain saved 9 Chinese fishermen from burning ship – honored for his heroic, lifesaving actions

Eleven Chinese fisherman, four badly burned or dying, floated in a life raft near their boat that had exploded into flames in the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Ocean. The smoke plume caught the eye of a helicopter pilot scouting for tuna for a fishing vessel skippered by Point Loma native Capt. Gregory Virissimo. Over the next several excruciating hours, the captain and his crew raced to the rescue, hauled the men onto their own vessel and coordinated with the U.S. Coast Guard and Air Force to fly in doctors and medical supplies. Read the rest here 11:39

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Gulf of Maine lobster forecast to give industry early warning

Early indicators of lobster movement could help the industry prepare for the kind of conditions that occurred in 2012, when unusually high ocean temperatures prompted lobsters to shed their hard shells and migrate toward shore several weeks earlier than usual, resulting in a market glut and plummeting lobster prices. Read the rest here 10:57

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Barrie Deas: Fishing ports caught in the net of new quota cuts

Once again it is politics, not fish left in the sea, which is destroying our fishing communities. This time it is an ill-conceived policy to reach Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) across all fisheries by 2015 that is to blame. MSY is a theoretical measure of the catch that can be taken annually from a stock consistent with its highest sustainable long-term yield. Paradoxically, MSY is a measure of economic efficiency but it is not economically efficient to bankrupt the fleet to get there. Read the rest here 10:02

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NOAA’s Draft Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2 – Mayor Kirk pushes fishery options to N.E. panel

NEFMC SidebarGloucester Mayor Carolyn Kirk is urging the New England Fisheries Management Council to keep in mind the perilous plight of the Gloucester and Northeast groundfishing fleet as it maps out habitat protection areas as part of a major NOAA ocean zoning project. New Bedford Mayor John Mitchell expressed concerns similar to Kirk’s. Yet, in the course of its hearings, the council has also been receiving comments from groups such as the ,,, Read the rest here 09:11

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Louisiana Shrimp season called average

The fall shrimping season, which comes to a close on some state waters Monday evening, has been average for area fisherman. “I’ve seen better seasons and I’ve seen worse seasons,” said Daren Martin, owner of Martin’s Fresh Shrimp in Chauvin. Read the rest here 08:47

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Challenging NOAA’s “Arctic Report Card 2014” on polar bears

This year, polar bears are virtually the only species that NOAA mentions in their Arctic Report Card – they’ve put all their icon-eggs in one leaky basket [what happened to walrus??]. But polar bears are doing so well that to make an alarming case for polar bears as victims of Arctic warming, many important caveats had to be left out or misrepresented. Some details given are simply wrong. Read the rest here 08:30

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Island Fishermen’s Wives keep safety in focus – 25 years of community service

IA-IFWA-25-years-121814-FD_storyleadTwenty-five years ago the island fishing community lost two of its own within a few short weeks. Clyde Haskell and Allen Thompson both died in fishing-related incidents. Thompson’s body was never recovered from the water. From those tragedies was born an association that would bring the safety and well-being of fishermen into the light: Island Fishermen’s Wives Association, or IFWA for short. The association has reached its 25th year, and to celebrate it has spent 2014 giving back to the community. Read the rest here 19:12

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Permit buyback at Bristol Bay: Good idea, but how/who to pay for it …

At a packed Expo gathering last month in Seattle, a majority of permit holders said that favored reducing the fleet. When the question was raised generally of do you support a fleet reduction, probably 2/3 of the folks raised their hands. Then when the question was focused down to how many of you prefer a buyback, that dropped to about a third. Audio, Read the rest here 17:46

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Labor Advocate Lisa Maya Knauer: Seafood workers fired after wage protest

On a blistering cold Monday night, some 25 workers and “allies” gathered at Northern Pelagic Group’s Fish Island facility with candles in hand, waving placards and chanting slogans in Spanish and English.”This is based on a history of complaints that the workers have had with the company about working conditions,” said Lisa Maya Knauer, (pictured) an activist with Centro Comunitario Trabajadores and UMass Dartmouth professor. Knauer said 15 of the workers agreed to participate in the stoppage. Read the rest here 15:09

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Fisheries-Related Funds Included in Federal Spending Bill – $72 million in expanded stock assessments

When the federal spending bill passed on Monday, there were several provisions in it for fisheries-related projects. This year’s bill includes $72 million in expanded stock assessments and $24 million for survey and monitoring projects within the Fisheries Research and Management Account. This will provide for more consistent funding for keeping an eye on the nation’s fish stocks to ensure they’re sustainable. Read the rest here 13:24

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‘Ministers strike a balance to protect livelihoods’ – December Council outcomes

Despite pressure from environmental lobby groups, ministers took advantage of the flexibilities provided for them them by the to reduce proposed cuts on a number of major commercial species. Celtic Sea Haddock’s cut was reduced from 41% to 12%, while the cut of Celtic Sea cod was reduced from a proposed 64% to 26%. Eastern Channel sole still faced a cut of 28%, mitigated from -60%. Read the rest here 11:34

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New Jersey: Coast Guard issues report on off-shore gas port

A new report by the U.S. Coast Guard concludes that a proposed liquefied natural gas port off the New Jersey coast would have minimal impact to the air, water, marine life and sediment on the ocean floor around the site. The proposal by Liberty Natural Gas would include a port at sea to extract liquefied natural gas from specially designed ships that convert it back into a gas form so it could be pumped to shore on Long Island. Read the rest here 10:40

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Fithian contests DNR statement on rockfish quota

“There’s no science behind it,” Fithian said of the reduction. “There are more fish of any size in the Chesapeake Bay than there have ever been in my lifetime.” Recent reductions in the crab harvest may be a direct reflection of this abundance, Fithian said. Rockfish are voracious predators, he said. He referred to a photo included with the commissioners’ letter to Gill, showing a large number of inch-long crabs in the stomach of a rockfish being cleaned. Read the rest here 10:22

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Climate change driving fish north, Rutgers research shows

In New Jersey, fishermen have already adapted to the realities of the shift, said Greg DiDomenico, the executive director of the Garden State Seafood Association. “The industry has been adapting to this for the last 20 years. They’re seeing these things in real-time,” said DiDomenico. “Fishermen are fishing where the fish are.” Read the rest here 09:43

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‘Pretty lucky': Vinalhaven lobsterman describes swim from burning boat

David Anthony peered over the side of his boat toward the engine and saw the flames. At that point, he knew there wasn’t much of a choice to make. “I knew we had to go over,” he said. What was supposed to be a routine day of pulling up lobster traps for the season turned into a harrowing few hours Tuesday for the 47-year-old Vinalhaven lobsterman and his son and sternman, Blake, 21. Read the rest here 09:02

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New Bedford Fishermen dislike options for NEFMC’s Draft Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2 management plan

NEFMC SidebarNEW BEDFORD — Fishermen spoke up against additional habitat protection options presented by the New England Fishery Management Council to update its fishery management plans during a hearing at the Fairfield Inn & Suites on Tuesday to solicit comments on its Draft Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2, including its . Read the rest here 08:39

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Sea Shepherd confronts illegal Antarctic Patagonian toothfish poaching vessel – placed under citizens arrest!

Bob Barker skipper Peter Hammarstedt said he had notified the Thunder captain and his crew “that they have been placed under citizen’s arrest”. “They must cease their illegal fishing activities immediately and report to the Australian authorities,” he added. “Should they ignore this order, I have notified the Thunder that Sea Shepherd has no choice but to directly intervene in order to obstruct their continued illegal activities.” Read the rest here 08:26

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NMFS Announces Public Webinars for the Final Rule for Amendment 7 (Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Management Measures)

NMFS published a final rule to implement Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan.  NMFS is hosting two public webinars to provide the opportunity to explain management measures and effective dates outlined in Amendment 7.  The public may participate by phone or online.  Details for accessing the webinar are provided. Click here 00:09

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Feds sue owner of sunken ‘Bering Sea Gold’ ship that cost $1.6 million to recover

A gold dredge captain who appeared on Discovery’s “Bering Sea Gold” faces a federal lawsuit that claims it cost $1.6 million to recover his sunken landing craft from the Cordova harbor. The 117-foot Sound Developer sank in 2009 to the frustration of Cordova officials, who say it leaked fuel and was littered with debris. Federal prosecutors sued owner John Mehelich Monday, court records show. Read the rest here 23:26

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Chevron shelves plans for Beaufort Sea drilling

Chevron Corp. has shelved plans to drill a multimillion-dollar deep-water well in Canada’s Beaufort Sea, blaming the sharp drop in oil prices that has forced deep spending cuts across the energy industry. California-based Chevron filed a notice with the National Energy Board on Wednesday withdrawing its application for an alternative to a same-season relief well. Read the rest here 20:11

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Tilghman Island Man Sentenced in Fish Poaching Case – conspiring to violate the Lacey Act

U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced William J. Lednum, age 41, of Tilghman Island, today to a year and a day in prison, followed by six months of home detention as part of three years of supervised release, for conspiring to violate the Lacey Act and to defraud the United States through the illegal harvesting and sale of 185,925 pounds of striped bass. Read the rest here 19:39

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House committee blasts Endangered Species Act peer review process

A United States House of Representatives committee issued a scathing report Monday on the United States Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered Species Act listing process, alleging numerous issues with peer review and transparency protocols. “Under the microscope: An examination of the questionable science and lack of independent peer review in Endangered Species Act listing decisions”. Read the rest here 18:01

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LIPA to pursue 11 solar arrays in Suffolk, reject offshore wind farm

Wind energy advocates came out in force to express dismay that the offshore project didn’t make the cut. Peter Gollon, chair of the local Sierra Club’s energy committee, gave LIPA an “F” for failing to make good on its plan to issue 280 megawatts of green energy. Heres an F for you Pete! Read the rest here 16:24

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EU fishing quotas reaction

Fishermen in the south west may still be forced out of the industry despite the Government securing what it claimed was a “fair deal” at European talks to agree new quotas, Plymouth Fisheries manager, Pete Bromley, has warned. Read the rest here 15:03

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Cooke Aquaculture’s $150M expansion delayed by years – blames New Democratic Party’s moratorium for delays

Atlantic Canada’s largest aquaculture company — Cooke Aquaculture — says it has been forced to delay key elements in a $150-million expansion planned for Nova Scotia by several years. New Brunswick-based Cooke blames a moratorium on new aquaculture sites imposed by the previous New Democratic government in 2013, when it ordered a study of aquaculture.  Read the rest here  14:01

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Athearn Marine Agency Boat of the Week: 87′ Steel (Shrimpr Style) Trawler,1994, Dragger Steel, CAT 3412

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As the oceans warm, fish populations are on the move.

Few people see the effects of climate change as clearly as fishermen. As the climate changes and the oceans warm, fish are moving in search of cooler water, and this can have a big effect on fishermen’s livelihoods. For some, the evidence of climate change turns up in the net, such as when they catch longfin squid in the Gulf of Maine. Read the rest here 10:11

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