Tag Archives: Northeast Science Center

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]

NOAA Offers No Immediate Action on Flawed Yellowtail Assessment. (They ain’t in a rush address it, either!)

WASHINGTON (Saving Seafood) Sept. 25, 2012 — Responding to a request by the Fisheries Survival Fund (FSF) to reject the most recent yellowtail flounder stock assessment and adopt alternative measures for setting yellowtail quotas, NOAA officials offered a workshop sometime next year to examine the chronic problems present in a number of fisheries assessments, but offered no immediate remedies to the scientific and management issues raised by FSF.  The 2013 quota is expected to be as much as 50 percent less than the quota for 2012. The letter, sent signed by Deputy Science and Research Director Russell Brown for Acting Science and Research Director William Karp, was sent last month. FSF did not immediately release the response. “We had several conversations with Director Karp, and hoped to negotiate an outcome resulting in action sooner than next year.” said FSF attorney Drew Minkiewicz. “Ultimately, that proved impossible.”

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