Daily Archives: May 21, 2014

The Magnuson-Stevens Act is in Need of Congressional Attention

In a recent article titled, “The Magnuson Act: It’s a Keeper” and published in the media outlet Roll Call[1], Eric Schwaab and Bill Hogarth’s representation that the current fisheries management regime is a success and bviewer-call-to-action-e1381518852468uilt on sound science is blatantly false and amounts to no more than agency based rhetoric rather than reality.  At present, there are a total of 7 Economic Disasters that have been declared by the Secretary of Commerce throughout the United States.  These economic disasters are not limited to one region of the country, they span from New England, down the East Coast, into the Gulf of Mexico, and along the Pacific Coast.  Read more here 16:41

BP to ask Supreme Court to hear claims issue

NEW ORLEANS — BP PLC said Wednesday it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether businesses must prove they were directly harmed by the 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill to collect payments from a 2012 settlement. Read more here  16:13

Biologist Gets 10 Months for Yurok Grift

griftA judge today sentenced a local biologist to serve 10 months in prison for his role in conspiring to embezzle nearly $1 million in federal funds from the Yurok Tribe over a three-year period beginning in 2007, according to Yurok Tribal Chairman Thomas O’Rourke. As a part of their sentences, both Raymond and LeValley have been ordered to repay the $852,000 they stole from the tribe.  Read more here  13:55

Athearn Marine Agency Boat of the Week – 98.9′ Steel Stern Trawler,1985, Dragger Steel, CAT W/ Federal Permit(s)

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N.C. seafood tonnage down again, but values increase in 2013

For the third year in a row, commercial tonnage of seafood was down in 2013, partially due to shoaling at Oregon Inlet, while dockside values were up, the  says. Commercial fishermen sold 50 million pounds of fish and shellfish at state docks in 2013, a 12 percent decrease from 2012 and 21 percent less than the five-year average, according to the division’s Trip Ticket Program. Read more here  11:07

[email protected]: Officer, Ending Overfishing in Northwestern Europe (Policy)

ted stevens fan clubPosition Overview: This position will be responsible for driving Pew’s European Union (EU) fisheries policy objectives in Europe, particularly for ensuring, as part of a team of senior specialists, the implementation of the recent reform of the Common Fisheries Policy in Northwest Europe. Read more here  10:58

Elyse Moore: ‘Flip dog’ in the shadhouse: Recalling the Connecticut River days when fish and rum ran freely

SOUTH HADLEY — In 1733, the first recorded retail purchase of 30 Connecticut River shad for a penny apiece in Northampton launched a fisheries industry that continued through the industrial development of the mid-19th century. Commercial fisheries along the Massachusetts reach of,,, Read more here  10:38


N.L. government halibut quota caught and landed in N.S.

A significant halibut quota owned by the provincial government is being harvested and landed in Nova Scotia by a Nova Scotia-based fish company, CBC Investigates has learned. But CBC Investigates has discovered that Icewater isn’t harvesting that quota at all. The Newfoundland company has instead been sub-leasing it to an unnamed harvesting entity outside the province. Read more here 10:24

Appeals Court ruling favors Mashpee oyster farmer

MASHPEE — The Massachusetts Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a Mashpee oyster farmer whose proposed Popponesset Bay oyster farm has been continually challenged by neighboring homeowners. Read more here 07:50clough

Lobbyist: Mashpee homeowner behind move to block shellfisherman – Charles Clough, head of Clough Capital Partners, a $3 billion investment firm,,, Read more here