Daily Archives: November 17, 2021

Northeast Lobster Fishermen: LMA 1 Restricted Area Now in Effect

On November 16, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit stayed the preliminary injunction issued by the lower court, that prevented the roughly 967-square-mile LMA 1 Restricted Area, established by the 2021 amendments to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan, from going into effect. Lobster and Jonah crab trap/pot fishermen fishing in the LMA 1 Restricted Area must remove all trap/pot gear from this area, and may not reset trawls,,, Given the capacity of offshore fishing vessels to remove and relocate trawls as well as potential weather and safety concerns, we anticipate it could take up to two weeks for all lobster and Jonah crab trap/pot gear to be removed from the LMA 1 Restricted Area. >click to read< 14:47

Athearn Marine Agency Boat of the Week: 85′ Steel Scalloper/Trawler, Cat 3412, 2 gensets

To review specifications, information, with 12 photos, >click here< , To see all the boats in this series >click here< 11:35

Fed appeals court reinstates lobster gear restrictions off Maine’s coast

A federal appeals court is reinstating restrictions on fishing gear in a nearly 1,000-square-mile swathe of ocean off Maine’s coast. In October, in an effort to protect the roughly 340 right whales remaining on the planet from potentially deadly entanglements with fishing gear, the federal government imposed a four-month restriction on the use of trap-rope in the area. Before the restrictions took effect, the Maine Lobstering Union won a stay from a U.S. district judge in Bangor. But Late Tuesday, a federal appeals court in Boston ruled that the lower court overstepped its authority. >click to read< 10:16

Democrats And Republicans Debate Changes To Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Act

Everyone needs to watch this. You should be alarmed. >click to watch. 09:33

A year after sinking of Maine fishing boat, lawsuits near ruling, but questions remain

Next Tuesday makes exactly one year since a Portland-ported fishing boat, the F/V Emmy Rose, sank off the coast of Massachusetts, with all four crew later presumed dead. Also potentially within days, a federal judge is expected to rule in a case involving lawsuits by the crewmen’s families. The Emmy Rose, an 82-foot groundfish dragger, sank in the early morning of Nov. 23, 2020, about 25 miles northeast of Provincetown, Mass. There was no distress call from the vessel, only a signal at 1:30 a.m. from the boat’s emergency radio beacon, a device that automatically activates when a boat founders. >click to read< 08:31