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‘The Long Haul’ looks at the future of Cape fishing

'The Long Haul' looks at the future of Cape fishingEight years ago, Pedro Verde, captain of the dragger F/V Blue Ocean, stood on MacMillan Pier and blasted scientists and fisheries regulators for allowing him to fish only 52 days the previous year. He was talking to Sean Corcoran, a reporter at public radio station WCAI who was investigating the decline of the Provincetown dragger fishery. Those reports have now been collected in a book, “The Long Haul: The Future of New England’s Fisheries,” edited by Corcoran and published by Clock & Rose Press in Harwich Port. Read the rest here 19:17

Crafting a Vision for the Future of Fisheries

radio-microphoneThe federal law that mandates fishery management sets ten national standards that all fishing regulations must meet. But those standards are somewhat vague and sometimes even contradictory. [email protected]

Thanks to those who’ve taken our Long Haul poll. What We Agree On: Healthy Oceans, Sustainable Fisheries

Thanks to those who’ve taken our Long Haul poll. You’ve reminded us that, for all our differences, we agree on some fundamental issues in fisheries. [email protected]

The Long Haul, Part 7 – Investigating Fish Contamination Leads to Questions About Genetics

In a marine biology lab at Roger Williams University, Professor David Taylor placed a small, bite-sized chunk of fish inside a counter-top piece of equipment called a DMA-8 mercury analyzer, [email protected]

The Long Haul, Part 6 Not Just Fun, Recreational Fishing a Big Business for Massachusetts

Sunrise was half-an-hour off, the sky was brightening, and already fishermen were stationed along the Cape Cod Canal every ten or twenty yards: each a solitary figure, casting, retrieving, and casting [email protected]

The Long Haul Profile –Often what gets left out in discussions of fishing are the families that fishermen leave onshore. The spouse and children, as much as the fishermen themselves, are shaped by an all-consuming job that abounds in uncertainty and risk. link

The Long Haul – The Future of New England’s Fisheries

This summer, we’re taking an in-depth look at the current state and future prospects of New England’s fisheries. Starting Monday, July 8th, we’re spending two weeks delving into these issues.IMG_20130604_180035_0 joel

We invite you to share your thoughts, your questions, and your stories. [email protected]


The Long Haul, Part 5 – Combatting the Sea of Debris

Marine debris is a big issue for fishermen – for environmental, monetary and practical reasons. Things like lost lobster pots, spools of microfilament and lengths of rope are almost all plastics – bad for the ecosystem and its fish.

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The Long Haul, Part 4 – Protected Seals Raise Many Questions

In years past, seal hunters received a bounty of five dollars a nose to keep the population in check. Now, seals are federally protected, and their numbers have been steadily rebounding, with many thousands now living in local waters year-round. They’ve become a major tourist attraction, but local fishermen see the seals as just another threat to their livelihoods. [email protected]

The Long Haul: Fishery Regulations: The Double-Edged Sword of a Vague Federal Mandate

At the heart of all contemporary fishing stories – right next to the fishermen, themselves – are the regulations that constrain fishermen’s activities. [email protected]  AUDIO

The Long Haul: What Do New England’s Fisheries Mean to You? Contribute to the Survey


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