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Governor Kasich and the New Hampshire Fishermen

Kasich vows to help fishermenWhen John Kasich tells you that he is a skilled executive, believe him. Governor Kasich met with several New Hampshire fishermen on 8 January.  David Goethel, owner and captain of the 44-foot fishing trawler Ellen Diane, is suing NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) for bureaucratic overreach and has explained his position in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. Governor Kasich read the op-ed and as a result requested the meeting. This was not a campaign stop. Nobody took names for a mailing list; nobody handed out bumper stickers.  The governor was there to learn and to help. Read the article here 09:06

New Hampshire Fishermen are optimizing the value of their catch – Fishing for new markets

peter kendall yfco-opLeaving New Hampshire’s shores early in the morning in small 40-foot boats and returning in the afternoon to sell the day’s catch, groundfishermen seem to personify the state motto, “Live Free or Die.” But their numbers are shrinking. In communities across the country, a movement has sprouted up aimed at helping the local fishing industry create markets that deliver higher prices to fishermen for the fish they can catch. Read the article here 19:26

Hastily assembled meeting gets New Hampshire Fishermen face to face with NOAA Administrator Sullivan

While no promises for action were made by the official — Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association — those who met with her said they appreciated the hour and a half sit-down she gave them at the Ashworth by the Sea Hotel. “I said (to Sullivan) I felt that I’m very patriotic, I love my country, but I feel my government has completely failed us in New Hampshire and in the fishing industry, and the public process has been non-existent,” said Ellen Goethel, Hampton marine biologist and wife of commercial fisherman David Goethel. Read the rest here 19:01

Fish consumers – Share In Our Harvest – New Hampshire Community Seafood (NHCS) – become a member or consumer-stockholder!

Our Story We are your local New Hampshire fishermen.  We’ve been fishing the waters off your coast for the last 400 years.  We helped build the economy and our nation.  But over the past few years, drastic cuts in some groundfish q136803814824_218_213_17uotas, low prices for lobster and the continued high cost of fuel have threatened to end this proud tradition. Fishing boats from Seabrook, Hampton, Rye Harbor, and Portsmouth Harbor have decided to take their future into their own hands by organizing into a harvest cooperative. continued @ http://www.nhcommunityseafood.com/

New Hampshire Fishermen try to stay afloat in face of drastic quotas cut’s

The fear was that fishermen at small ports like Seabrook’s Yankee Fisherman’s Cooperative might not survive the measure. Yankee is the only remaining fishermen’s cooperative in the Granite State and the one that handles most of New Hampshire’s landings from Rye to Seabrook. “We have about 20 boats remaining,” Yankee’s manager Red Perkins said Friday. “Five years ago we had about 35. Over the past years, some fishermen have sold their permits. I’d say there were about eight who did that.” continued