Daily Archives: March 31, 2013

Passamaquoddys: Catch quota better way to protect elvers than fishing license limit. Catch capped at 3600 lbs – video

CALAIS, Maine — Imposing a catch limit is a better way of protecting the the state’s elver population than limiting the number of licenses .Tribal representatives said that limiting the catch to 3,600 pounds and allowing fishermen to use just one net was a better way to manage the resource than issuing a set number of licenses to tribal members.  State invalidating all but 150 of the 575 licenses issued by the Passamaquoddy tribe. Any tribal license numbered 151 or higher will be considered void by Maine Marine Patrol, he said. continued

The global warming campaign is filled with Boris Wormism, and it’s catching up ” the self-serving coalition of environmentalists and big business hoping to create a carbon cartel”.

In Denial –  The meltdown of the climate campaign.  By STEVEN F. HAYWARD. It is increasingly clear that the leak of the internal emails and documents of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in November has done for the climate change debate what the Pentagon Papers did for the Vietnam war debate 40 years ago—changed the narrative decisively. Additional revelations of unethical behavior, errors, and serial exaggeration in climate science are rolling out on an almost daily basis, and there is good reason to expect more. continued

heating up – Passamaquoddys to hold press conference on elver fishing controversy

The press conference is being held in response to a statement Friday by Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher that the tribe had put the state out of compliance with fishing restrictions imposed by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission by issuing more than twice the number of elver licenses it should have. Keliher said that by issuing 575, the tribe has put Maine out of compliance with elver regulations. continued

From the Deckboss

Halfway there in Sitka herring fishery, Processor refloated, And they’re off!, Dipnet supremacy?, and more. As always, read the comment’s. continue to Deckboss.

More Tidal – The Race for an alternative energy source

The Day, New London – Because of the strong tidal force — ranging from about 4.4 to 6.7 mph — The Race is among three dozen locations nationwide cited in a 2011 Georgia Tech-U.S. Department of Energy report as having the potential to generate more than 100 megawatts of power from underwater turbines. continued

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman from F/V Atlantic Warrior 60 miles off Ocean City, NJ

uscg logoATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 42-year-old man from a fishing vessel approximately 60 miles southeast of Ocean City Saturday. Personnel aboard the fishing vessel Atlantic Warrior contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at approximately 9:30 p.m. Saturday, reporting a man aboard was experiencing pain and required medical assistance. continued

Proposed LNG Terminal and storage tank in Searsport threatens Penobscot Bay

By Rob Snyder, Special to the BDN – Today, fisheries make up 25 percent of the jobs in the bay’s economy and contribute $108 million, or 12 percent, of the economic base of the bay. The fisheries economy is perhaps the most fragile: lobster landings have increased fourfold over the past 20 years, pointing to a seemingly unsustainable population dynamic. continued

Massive storm spans Atlantic Ocean, coast to coast

The storm shown here stretches west to east from Newfoundland to Portugal. Its southern tail (cold front) extends into the Caribbean and the north side of its comma head touches southern Greenland. continued

Starting in Maine, tidal energy projects slowly taking hold across nation

In addition to developing its site in Maine, Ocean Renewable also is working in Alaska and with two other companies on developing their sites. Grants from the state of Maine and the federal Energy Department were key to getting the Cobscook Bay project off the ground, Sauer said. continued

Fortuna City Council to meet Monday; fisheries restoration grant up for discussion

Times-Standard – The Fortuna City Council will meet Monday to consider a resolution that would allow city staff to apply for a fisheries restoration grant. continued

Emerson C. Hasbrouck, senior educator of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program testifies before U.S. Senate on commercial fishing imbalances

Aiming to correct imbalances, Emerson C. Hasbrouck, senior educator of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program, testified before the U.S. Senate March 19 that the federal quotas on harvesting summer flounder — also called fluke — puts New York’s commercial fishermen at a disadvantage when compared with other states. continued