Daily Archives: May 13, 2014

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Big plans for marketing all those pinks.

FISH-With-Mic-Logo-GRAPHIC-303-x-400-e1360148757522Selling last summer’s record catch of 226 million pink salmon has prompted lots of creative thinking.  Recognizing that there is a whole lot of pink salmon out there from the record fun, ASMI has put forward $1.5 million additional to promote pink salmon, and canned pinks specifically, both domestically and overseas. 2 Listen to Laine here  21:26

Coast Guard units coordinate tow of disabled F/V Faith of Tonk near Yaquina Bay, Ore

uscg logoSEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard towed a fishing vessel to safety after the two people aboard reported that the vessel had become disabled more than 15 miles northwest of Yaquina Bay, Oregon, Monday. Crewmembers aboard the fishing vessel  contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend, Oregon, via VHF-FM radio at 4:54 p.m. and requested assistance. Read more here 19:44

Bycatch symposium underway

The most common bycatch topics in Alaska — salmon caught by the Bering Sea boats targeting pollock, and halibut caught by Alaska trawlers — were on the table at a fisheries symposium today. Scientists, industry representatives and others interested in fisheries science, management and policy are discussing everything bycatch at the Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, which runs through Thursday at the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Anchorage. Read more here  17:52

Lobster season in eastern Cape Breton launches today

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2Setting day for about 540 fishermen was supposed to be Saturday, but because a lot of fishermen weren’t ready, it was decided to set a few days later. Some fishermen were still waiting to get their boats launched and others were digging traps out of ice and snow. Read more here  17:22

Letter: Lobster contracts remain a mystery. Lloyd Kerry, Charlottetown

Editor:863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2 April showers bring Mayflowers; the fisherman’s mood sours. OK, I never said I was a poet, but I think the sentiment is true. All winter we’ve heard about meetings between the lobster fishers, the processors and the government, trying to solve the yearly price dilemma. The fishers aren’t making any money with the recent prices, and the processors say they aren’t making any. Read more here  17:00

Meghan Lapp: Arbitrary regulation brutalizes the fishing industry

20131019_113944  Miss TrishAccording to the Magnuson Stevens Act (MSA), the primary legislation governing U.S. fisheries, regional fishery management councils must develop a rebuilding plan for every overfished fishery, and must “specify a time period for rebuilding … that shall be as short as possible … and not exceed 10 years.” In other words, if a species of fish is deemed overfished, a plan must be implemented to rebuild the fishery within 10 years. Read more here  12:07


North Carolina Fisheries Association bus trip for a meeting of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

“The purpose is for the fishermen to learn more about the ASMFC and how it works and how it affects them,” Schill said. “We are going to make a statement. We have never taken a contingent to the ASMFC before.” Read more here, schedule, and pick up points  11:50

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service proposed rule to amend ESA sections 4, 7, 10 of the Act

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service propose to amend our regulations, which implements the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. In 1986, the Services established a definition for “destruction or adverse modification” that was found to be invalid by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth…Read more here  11:33

Elver fishermen reach half of quota with three weeks left in season

swipe cardThere’s less than three weeks to go in Maine’s big-money elver fishing season. And while fishermen are having luck atching eels, even the Maine Marine Patrol admits fishermen’s incomes are down from last year. Video report here  10:33

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries employee part of fishing operation cited for violation

An N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries employee was part of a commercial fishing operation that was recently cited for a fisheries violation. Derris Warren, a marine fisheries technician II in the division’s Fisheries Management Section, was fishing aboard the vessel Hannah Denise on April 3 when it was stopped by Marine Patrol officers Dean Nelson and Brian Gupton in Taylors Creek in Beaufort. Read more here  09:57

Millennium Marine launches boat building business in Maine

Cory Guimond, owner of , says his new operation in the United States will help his company navigate through American red tape. Guimond has just set up business in a long-vacant linen factory in Eastport, Maine where commercial fishing vessels are the mainstay of his operation. Read more here  09:28

Maritime lobster industry hurt by P.E.I. prices: fishermen

pe-hi-lobster-boat-852Frustrated P.E.I. lobster fishermen say the low price set for Island lobster is dragging down prices across the Maritimes. Lobster processors on P.E.I. have set the price at $3.75 for canners and $4.25 for market lobsters. “Why are we giving our lobsters away? We’ve got the best lobsters in the world and we’re selling them for bargain basement prices,” said Souris fisherman Shane Clinton. Read more here 09:03

Mexican man gets life sentence for death of Coast Guard officer

PO 2 Terrell HorneA Mexican man convicted in the 2012 killing of a U.S. Coast Guard officer, the first on-duty death since 1927, was sentenced on Monday to life in federal prison without the possibility of parole, a newspaper reported. Read more here  08:19