Daily Archives: June 8, 2013

Tele Aadsen – Fishing Families: Life Aboard the Kathleen Jo

When Jeff called to ask if I could fill in for his abruptly departed long­line deck­hand, his only hes­i­ta­tion wasn’t about my abil­ity to han­dle the work, but the com­pany. “I’ve got to warn you: our kids are wild and crazy. Jeytlin’s full of energy, and Teyen’s in his ter­ri­ble two’s. Do you think you’ll be okay with that?” continued @ Hooked (blog)

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council doubles catch limit for black sea bass

“The council had a special meeting in May via webinar to approve this, as soon as the stock assessment had been reviewed,” she said. “The intent is that this increase would go into effect before the current catch limit is met. From the information we’ve received, there really isn’t a reason we foresee that this wouldn’t be approved.” continued @ Star News online

North Pacific council makes observer program recommendations

23523_354387901211_7651997_aThe motion asked for certain updates to the 2014 deployment plan, suggested information the council would like to see in future reports from the National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS, and adopted the agency’s strategic plan for electronic monitoring, or EM. The council’s motion was largely in line with the recommendations from the Observer Advisory Committee, or OAC, and came after significant public testimony. continued @ Alaska Journal

Council hears agency, public feedback on marine observer program – Much of today’s discussion at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council revolved around the restructured marine observer program and work towards an electronic monitoring option. continued here

News Release: Coast Guard terminates voyage of unlicensed F/V Way to Go II near Newport, Ore. (not goin’ no where till they fix it!)

uscg logoNEWPORT, Ore. — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage  of a fishing vessel out of Newport, Ore., Friday. continued

NOAA Drones find a home at MacDill hangar for their new toys

TAMPA – Inside Hangar 5 at MacDill Air Force Base may be the future for missions flown by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA operates the storied fleet of P-3 Orions that fly out of MacDill into hurricanes, but the agency also is responsible for flying aircraft on a wider variety of missions including monitoring the health of marine species and watching for poachers. continued @ Tampa Bay Tribune

A drop in the population of wild Atlantic salmon in North America raises questions over Greenland salmon harvest

The Atlantic Salmon Federation has said that a fall in the population of wild salmon in North America brings about the question of the number of salmon being caught in Greenland. continued @ Ice News

The flight of the grey seal and the plight of science

GreySealwebSome will argue that grey seals contribute to marine productivity through the recycling of their feces. Converting fish to seal feces is not an economical venture, having a downside: the very avenue by which eggs of seal-worm are spread, further devaluing commercial species. continued @ Chronicle Herald

Great White Shark makes return to Cape Cod

The first great white shark confirmed in Massachusetts waters this year was detected off Monomoy on May 28 by a receiver that picked up signals from the animal’s acoustic tag, according to the state Division of Marine Fisheries. The growing population of gray seals on Monomoy and elsewhere on the Cape and Islands draws great whites to these areas. The seals have rebounded since federal protection laws were enacted in the 1970s. continued @capecodtimes


Two more arrests made in disappearance Petit de Grat boater Phillip Joseph Boudreau.

Officers arrested a 65-year-old man in Little Anse at 11:05 a.m. Friday and another man, 43, in Arichat 40 minutes later, RCMP said in a news release issued Friday afternoon. The two fishermen are in police custody but have not been charged. Staff Sgt. Mark MacPherson could not say whether charges would be laid sometime later today. A third man, Craig Landry, 40, appeared in court Friday charged with second-degree murder in the death of Phillip Joseph Boudreau. continued @ Chronicle Herald

Massachusetts Budget items target increasing fish science projects for the fishing industry

“We can’t stand idle in the face of the regulatory disaster that is unfolding in front of us and jeopardizing the survival of fishing ports like Gloucester, New Bedford, and those on the South Shore and Cape Cod,” Tarr, the Senate Republican gdt iconminority leader. “While our state budget is only a fraction of federal spending, we are working to make a significant investment in the programs and research needed to defend the fishing industry.” (I love this guy!) continued @ GDT

Save the Samish salmon hatchery media event held (Photos)

Yesterday, members of the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) sponsored an event at Pamona Grange Park to spotlight what closing the Samish salmon hatchery would mean to the area and regional fisheries. continued @ the examiner.com