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Changing Migration Patterns Upend East Coast Fishing Industry

BN-NY466_NYFISH_P_20160509210030Summer flounder that once amassed in North Carolina have gradually shifted about 140 miles to New Jersey—one facet of the northward migration of fish species that is upending traditional fishing patterns. The move north has sparked debate among regulators over how to respond to changing natural resources that could affect commercial fisheries across the eastern seaboard. For the first time, a group of researchers backed by the federal government is trying to ascertain what the northward movement means for fishermen’s income and way of life. “Some fisherman will end up losing out and some will win big,” Read the rest here 13:04

High-tech data will help guide fishing nets in South Jersey

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The next time Lund’s Fisheries wants to land a particular species of fish while avoiding other species they aren’t supposed to catch, a new high-tech system aboard the boats could point them in the right direction. That’s the promise of a system currently being installed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on all 12 vessels owned by Lund’s Fisheries, as well as independent fishing boats docked locally. [email protected]