Daily Archives: May 23, 2014

It takes creative thinking to market last year’s catch

(SitNews) – Salmon season is just getting underway, but seafood companies are still selling last summer’s record catch of 226 million pink salmon – and it has prompted lots of creative thinking. Read more here  23:19

From Poacher to Dealer: Feds Investigate Illegal Elver Trade

A federal investigation into the illegal buying and selling of glass eels is picking up speed and may soon result in indictments of dozens of people. In recent weeks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has led raids in Maine and in other states along the eastern seaboard as part of Operation Broken Glass. As Jay Field reports, the investigation is focusing,,, Listen, and read more here 20:08

Chesapeake Bay commercial fishermen reinvent themselves in an effort to stay afloat

When you begin a new career at 61, you’re bound to hit snags. Farley is building a tourism business around his expertise in the Chesapeake Bay. After a winter spent oystering, Farley fills his summer with educational sailing tours on his historic skipjack. This sail-powered oystering boat is part of a rapidly dissolving fleet; with only 23 still in the water, he says, a mere six skipjacks continue to oyster. The dwindling fleet was designated one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in 2002. Read more here  19:40

Mixon: Congress shouldn’t try to block new individual fishing quota approach

Here in the Gulf, recreational fishing is a way of life. like me make a living helping millions of tourists and sportsmen enjoy a day or weekend of fishing. But years of failed recreational management have bled us dry, damaging the coastal economy, threatening the survival of our businesses and limiting the access of recreational anglers who don’t own their own boats.  It’s long past time for the rules,,,  Read more here 19:22

Opposition Mounts to Seismic Blasting off the Jersey Shore

untitledjim“We’re concerned here,” said Capt. Jim Lovgren of the  in Point Pleasant Beach at a small rally against the blasting held there Friday morning. “That’s not a dinner bell for fish. If you’re in the water and you hear that sound, you flee. You don’t know what it is, and it’s hurting you.” Read more here  16:46

11 groups helping NMFS develop disaster funds spending plan

Congress appropriated the funds earlier this year in response to the 23523_354387901211_7651997_aon the Yukon River in 2010, 2011 and 2012, the Kuskokwim River in 2011 and 2012 and for Cook Inlet’s 2012 salmon fisheries. Now the agency, or NMFS, has been working to determine how to spend that money. Read more here  16:19

First Maine Lobster Insider is published

The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative (MLMC) is a statewide organization representing more than 5,000 lobstermen, 300 dealers and 15 processors. Our mission is to raise awareness of the sweetest, most flavorful shellfish on earth. The Maine Lobster Insider is sent to consumers and members of the food trade who sign up.  Become an insider at JoinMaineLobster.com.  14:41

Lobster catches on P.E.I. down about 40 percent

The president of the says lobster catches continue to be down dramatically this spring compared to last year.  Mike McGeoghegan blames poor weather and cold water temperatures. “I’d say the catches are down by about forty percent just because of the temperature,” said McGeoghegan. Read more here  14:12

WTO seal decision may yet work for Canada: Carino boss

CBC_News_logoThe head of one of Canada’s largest seal processing companies says animal welfare groups should not necessarily celebrate a World Trade Organization decision that upheld a European ban on seal products.  Read more here 14:03

Thousands of alewives return to Penobscot, tributaries after nearly 200 years without adequate access to upstream habitat

After nearly 200 years without adequate access to upstream habitat, the alewives finally are back. And not just a few of the river herring have returned. We’re talking thousands … and thousands … and thousands. Read more here  11:19

Counting Copper River Salmon at Childs Glacier (video)

These counts are incredibly important to the local commercial fishing fleet because they determine when the commercial season begins for each of the different salmon runs. The occur from May through September, though the actual commercial fishing harvests are kept quite short. Read more, and watch video 07:43