Tag Archives: Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC)

Maine shrimp – get ’em while they’re hot!

Thanks to a study being conducted by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) and the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, four trawlers and two trappers have been selected to collect samples of northern shrimp from the Gulf of Maine. Each participating trawler is required to conduct five research trips in one region, and is being compensated $500 per trip. Each would be allowed to sell up to 1,800 pounds of shrimp per trip. Good article! Read the article here 17:30

Drop In Female Striped Bass Prompts 25 Percent Catch Cutback

ASMFC SidebarBut the biggest dollar loss will be felt by commercial watermen. “It’s going to be a pretty significant hit for the commercial guys. Twenty percent, you’re talking about several hundred thousand pounds,” O’Connell said. That’s fish that will go unharvested and unsold. Read the rest here 11:06

Jersey Shore Fishing: Change in fluke quota split on the table

ASMFC SidebarMAFMC SidebarA possible change in the 60-40 split of the summer flounder quota in favor of commercial interests was one of the many issues up for discussion at Tuesday’s public scoping meeting in Belmar Municipal Court. That issue was number two among those to be considered in development of the Comprehensive Summer Flounder Amendment to the Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Management Plan,, Read the rest here 11:01

Committee studies elver license rules

The Legislature’s Marine Resources Committee was scheduled to hold a work session Wednesday morning on a controversial bill that would force elver fishermen with licenses issued by any of Maine’s four federally recognized tribes to have those licenses validated in writing by the Department of Marine Resources. Read [email protected]  16:34

Shrimp Down, Lobster Up: Is There a Connection?

But there’s another part to this story, a somewhat different kettle of fish, but still relevant. A Lobster Tale  If Maine shrimp is a delicious coastal treat and a small but important food fish, Maine lobster is world-famous and a point of state pride and identity, even  — and an economic force for the state. Read [email protected]  18:02

Maine agrees to reduce lucrative elver landings

BDNFederal regulators have agreed to delay taking action on possible new management rules for the American eel fishery [email protected] 20:49

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission agrees to implement Congressman Walter Jones’ request to improve transparency

September 4, 2012 — The following was released by the office of Congressman WalterJones.http://www.savingseafood.org/washington/atlantic-states-marine-fisheries-commission-agrees-to-implement-congressman-walter-jones-request-to-improve-transpa-2.html