Tag Archives: Fisheries Enforcement

Cameras could play a role in fisheries enforcement – C&P chief. That’s really the issue. Enforcement

Cameras onboard commercial fishing vessels as condition of licence could act as a deterrent to illegal fishing activities suggests John Coleman, Acting Chief of Conservation and Protection for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Gulf Region . “I can’t really speak for the government, but it’s certainly something that we in DFO are exploring and looking to advance the conversation around,” Coleman said of the possible use of cameras for surveillance work. It was during an interview about hefty fines and suspensions to three Nova Scotia tuna fishermen that Coleman referred to surveillance cameras. “Given the tuna fishery, and the nature of catch and release, it is very difficult, unless you have a camera on a vessel, to be successful in a prosecution.” Read the rest here 16:22

Local Authorities Should Help With Fisheries Enforcement

Now, all of this talk about sea bass, scup, and surf clams got me thinking about striped bass, and I cannot remember for the life of me when the last time an article was written in a Cape Cod paper about illegal possession of stripers, both in terms of bag limit or minimum size, by either recreational or commercial anglers. It’s pretty well known that schools of striped bass are regularly encountered on the tuna grounds east of Chatham and on Stellwagen Bank, and there is a vocal group of anglers who believe that the prohibition on fishing,,, Read the rest here 15:47