Tag Archives: commercial and recreational fishermen

New England Fishery Management Council punts – Officials struggle to find cod fix

NEFMC SidebarWith the federal government now drawing up emergency measures to address a cod disaster in waters from Maine to Rhode Island, the New England Fishery Management Council approved two plans in the hope that one of them would provide a longer term solution to the problem. But it was more like throwing water on the fire after the barn’s burned down as both of them included closing down large areas of inshore fishing grounds for much of the year. Another alternative essentially prohibits any Gulf of Maine cod landings at all by commercial or recreational fishermen.,,, Read the rest here  10:10

This year’s California salmon catch could be the last good one for a while

The 2014 California king salmon season that begins May 1 is predicted to be one of the better years recently, despite this winter’s drought. But we’d better enjoy it while we can. latimes Read more here  20:14

MARACOOS – The Fishing site is currently under development – Avoid unwanted bycatch – Your feedback is encouraged!

Welcome! The Fishing site is currently under development. To date, the site provides access to existing MARACOOS real-time environmental data feeds. We are collecting input and additional data sets from commercial and recreational fishermen, and management partners. The objective of the site is to offer the public a relevant tool using real-time meteorological and oceanographic information from the MARACOOS network in an interactive desktop format and in a mobile application. continued