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Stricter West Coast fishing rules spur new technology aimed at recovering groundfish species

Sara Skamser has to do a lot less convincing these days. The owner of Newport’s Foulweather Trawl fishing net company has been a trusted business partner of West Coast trawlers for three decades, but many of them were skeptical when she began developing special nets designed to keep out unwanted species. Read the rest here 21:53

A Wonderful Regulatory By Catch Solution! Environmental Police donate voluntarily confiscated fish to the hungry

sct logoNEW BEDFORD — They were “beautiful fish.” One hundred pounds of fluke fillets — enough to make 250 meals — donated to the Veterans Transition House on Friday with a surprising but welcome knock at the door. The story of these fillets’ “unusual circumstances” began on April 22. That’s when the fluke fishery’s usual 500-pound trip limit decreased to 100 pounds. Read more here  06:47