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New regulations are aimed at boosting lobster population as Black Sea Bass flourish!

Bart Mansi goes out most every day at 4:00 A.M. to tend to his hundreds of lobster pots. What he brings back often depends on what federal regulators allow him to haul in. These days he doesn’t catch enough to fill the tanks at his Guilford Lobster Pound. “We used to ship them all over,” said Mansi. “Ship them to Maine, Canada, all over. But now the worm turned and we’re buying from them now.” Manzi says lobstermen on Long Island sound once numbered 7-hundred now only about a dozen remain and he’s concerned stricter federal regulations could sink their livelihood even more. “Unfortunately other states are going to be making decisions for us,” On Tuesday the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will vote on new rules on harvesting size, seasonal closures to fishing areas, and reducing the number of traps to try to boost the lobster population in southern New “We’re not the problem,” said Mansi. He believes predators are the real problem. Video, click here to read the story 14:05

Shrimpers, Crabbers Learn New Regulations at Louisiana Fisheries Meeting

Shrimpers and crabbers learned about the newest regulations, techniques and equipment at a Louisiana Fisheries Forward meeting on March 24, organized by the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant. Thu Bui, LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant fisheries agent, said the meetings are intended to help fishers learn about new developments before their peak seasons get underway soon. “It makes them more professional and gives them the information so they can become more profitable,” Read the rest here 09:55

New Bedford: New regulations affecting scallop catch, industry leaders say

This year’s scallop catch is expected to come in lower than in previous thanks to the tightening of catch limits, local industry leaders say. Jim Kendall of New Bedford Seafood Consulting said things are looking good from a sustainability perspective, thanks to measures aimed at leaving younger scallops in place. Read the rest here 09:43

Pictou fish plant depends on foreign workers program, says owner

Paul Logan can’t get enough local workers in Pictou County to operate his fish processing business. “It’s just not the type of work they want to do in Pictou County,” the owner of  North Nova Seafoods said in an interview Monday. Read more here 07:59