Tag Archives: horseshoe crabs

Concerns over horseshoe crabs spur discussion about limiting harvest

When Long Island beaches come alive at high tide with hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs, looking to spawn under the spring and summer moons, it’s also time for many fishermen who track those cycles to harvest the arthropods at their most plentiful. Most use their catch for bait, but some sell them to markets, where they are shipped either for other fishermen’s purposes or medical uses.,,  Jamie Hummel, who fishes from Hampton Bays, said baymen like him take only their limit, and need only enough to keep their conch pots baited through the year. He said if anything regulators should look to limit or end the market for selling horseshoe crabs. >click to read< 14:25

Fishermen: Legislation To Protect New York’s Horseshoe Crabs Is ‘Overkill’

There is a new layer of protection for New York’s horseshoe crabs. Environmental groups said it’s needed to preserve a threatened marine species, but commercial fisherman are opposed — they’ve called the legislation ‘overkill.’ Inside of a breeding laboratory run by Molloy College in Suffolk County, the next generation of marine biologists is learning about the long history of horseshoe crabs. Dr. Tanacredi warns the ancient lineage is now threatened by over-development and over-harvesting.,,,  A spokeswoman for one fishing group went further telling CBS2, “this legislation is unnecessary and reflects the environmental lobby’s power,” while labeling it, “another attempt to eliminate the commercial fishing industry.” click here to read the story 09:25

Real Cape Hippie – We Now Harvest The Blood Of Half A Million Horseshoe Crabs A Year

Real Cape HippieMan I hope horseshoe crabs don’t watch Fox News. All of our bitching about how we are a socialist country now, how the government takes our hard earned money and redistributes it to the poor? That shit must sound kinda petty to a horseshoe crab. While Tea Party conservatives are railing about Obamaphones, somewhere there is a horseshoe crab screaming,,, Read the rest here 15:28

More studies of Wellfleet Harbor’s horseshoe crabs

This summer, though, there were no commercial crab boats harvesting in the harbor, Wellfleet Harbormaster Michael Flanagan said recently. In Wellfleet Harbor, the crabs traditionally have been harvested in May, June and July, usually by hand from boats, to be sold as bait to conch and eel fishermen.  . Read the rest here 10:13

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries employee part of fishing operation cited for violation

An N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries employee was part of a commercial fishing operation that was recently cited for a fisheries violation. Derris Warren, a marine fisheries technician II in the division’s Fisheries Management Section, was fishing aboard the vessel Hannah Denise on April 3 when it was stopped by Marine Patrol officers Dean Nelson and Brian Gupton in Taylors Creek in Beaufort. Read more here  09:57

Commercial fisherman charged with slashing tires on trucks of other fishermen at town ramps – turf war erupts on Long Island

RiverheadLOCAL – A 60-year-old Flanders man is charged with third-degree criminal mischief in connection with slashed tires on trucks belonging to local commercial fishermen, according to Southampton Town Police. continued

It’s OK to be crabby

DURHAM — They’ve got blue blood, more than four eyes, have been around since the time of the dinosaurs, and could save your life. It’s no wonder University of New Hampshire graduate student Helen Cheng is so passionate about horseshoe crabs. continued

Don`t copy text!