Daily Archives: December 15, 2013

Already, I’m skeptical. Dalhousie professor to probe effects of aquaculture business

Jon Grant doesn’t much care for the taste of Atlantic salmon. But the Dalhousie University oceanographer is passionate about Atlantic Salmon farming. He says critics who argue it destroys the environment are relying on “rumour.” Half of the money comes from a major Maritime business, Cooke Aquaculture, and the other half from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), which spent a year vetting the long-time Dalhousie professor and his research proposal. It is the first time that industry and a university have worked together so closely in this area. [email protected]  21:44

Oregon’s commercial crab season beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday.

Oregon’s commercial crab season had been delayed until Dec. 16 because test catches from ports on the Northern Oregon Coast did not show the required amount of meat in them. The season can begin as early as Dec. 1 in Oregon, but can be delayed. Northern California fishermen could have started fishing as soon as Dec. 1, but delayed in order to try to get a higher price from buyers. [email protected]  20:47

Glovertown Fish plant has work, but no workers

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2In a province that has seen some of the highest unemployment rates in the country, it must be hard for employers to fathom there is a shortage of workers. Vaden Oram is one such employer scratching his head as to why he can’t get enough employees to work at his fish plant, Terra Vista, in Glovertown when there is plenty of opportunity. Actually, he said he’s not scratching his head too much, as he knows exactly why he’s struggling to fill the positions he currently has open on his sea urchin processing line. [email protected]  20:25

NEFMC Meeting December 16-18, 2013 – Listen LIVE! (Thats a Crapshoot, though) The NEFMC webinar quality track record sucks!

nefmc logoNew England Fishery Management Council Meeting  DoubleTree Hotel 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923 Phone: 978/777-2500 ; Fax: 978/750-7959 December 16-18, 2013 Agenda pdf   Webinar Registration   19:16

Coast Guard searching for Edward Broderick, missing fisherman near Highlands, N.J.

uscg-logoWatchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York, in Staten Island, N.Y., received a call from Ray Phillips, reporting that his friend Edward Broderick had been missing since approximately 10 p.m., Saturday. Phillips last heard from Broderick at approximately 6 p.m., stating that his vessel was en route to a clamming facility in Highlands. [email protected]  18:29

“Just N Time”! Coast Guard rescues Addison lobsterman off Jonesport after boat began to flood

The man, whose name was not released, was attempting to bring the “Just N Time” to Sawyer Cove to secure it during the storm, when the propeller became tangled in the ropes, Petty Officer Calobe Gandy said late Sunday morning. When waves began crashing over the stern and the boat began to flood, the man donned his survival suit and radioed for help at about 8:25 a.m Sunday [email protected]  12:48

Coast Guard museum ‘passion’ for retiring Admiral Robert J. Papp, Commandant of the Coast Guard

John Johnson, treasurer of the National Coast Guard Museum Association Inc., said the association is committed to holding a groundbreaking in early May because, while past commandants have advocated for a museum, Papp made it a top priority. “The one who has done the most in such a short period of time to push this agenda forward has been Admiral Papp,” he said. “That is the main reason why we want to have a ceremonial groundbreaking under his watch.” [email protected]  11:59

The Chesapeake: Pollution controls needed to save the bay

Thirty years ago, the governors in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania; the mayor of D.C.; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator signed the first Chesapeake Bay Agreement, solemnly pledging to stem the flow of pollutants and bring the bay into compliance with the Clean Water Act. As a state senator, I optimistically witnessed this event and thought the job would be done in a decade.  [email protected]  11:41

Rhode Island Fishermen’s Alliance Weekly Update DECEMBER 15, 2013

rifa“The 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  09:34

Gov. signs West Hawaii fishery management rules

Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed the West Hawaii Regional Fishery Management Area Rules, which are the result of 10 years of work by more than 500 community members to more effectively regulate and protect marine resources in West Hawaii. [email protected]  08:14

Blue crab, Shrimp shortage, Limited Oyster supply send Seafood prices soaring in South Mississippi

Forget ham and turkey. For Coastians, seafood is the highlight of a holiday table. Oyster dressing, marinated crab claws, boiled shrimp, crab cakes, oysters on the half shell, stuffed shrimp, fried everything. “The Christmas season is the busiest time of the year because everyone likes to make their own special seafood gumbo and their momma’s favorite oyster dressing,” said Andrew Gunkel, general manager of Quality Poultry and Seafood in Biloxi. This year, though, prices may be at an all-time high for local bounty. [email protected]  08:08

Management challenge: ‘fish wars’ escalate as king productivity ebbs

This is the seventh in the Morris Communications series, “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.” Previous stories may be found at www.peninsulaclarion.com. It’s a lesson every elected official in Alaska learns firsthand sooner or later, and Gov. Sean Parnell got a fresh reminder this past April in the waning days of the legislative session when his nomination of Vince Webster to a second term on the Board of Fisheries was rejected by a 30-29 vote. “Fish politics is pretty brutal,” Parnell said of the campaign against Webster, who was the only one of his 88 nominations to not receive confirmation. Webster, a commercial Bristol Bay setnetter from King Salmon, was the target of an intense lobbying effort by the Kenai River Sportfishing Association that swayed several members of Parnell’s party into voting against him with a few declaring their decisions to be a protest against fisheries management in Cook Inlet that they assert favors commercial over recreational interests. [email protected]   07:52