Daily Archives: July 14, 2014

Lobster processors seek new workers in wake of TFW changes

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2Lobster processors in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia say they’ve given up trying to convince the federal government to change the rules of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program and will look instead for other solutions to the . Read more here 20:12

Sea lions prove tough to keep away from Westport Marina

The Port of Grays Harbor may consider a shocking solution to uninvited guests at the Westport Marina. Over the past two years, the massive animals have begun to present a serious problem, marina manager Robin Leraas said. This year, the population topped 200 for the first time. . Read more here 17:57

JACKSON, Miss., Feds, Mississippi in dispute over state waters

Since July 2013, Mississippi has claimed its state waters extend nine miles south into the Gulf of Mexico. The federal government refuses to recognize the declaration, standing by a 1960 U.S. Supreme Court decision that determined the offshore boundary for Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama was three miles out. Read more here  17:50

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Bristol Bay reds already 10 million over forecast, other AK fisheries updates

FISH-With-Mic-Logo-GRAPHIC-303-x-400-e1360148757522Bristol Bay continues to have one million or more red salmon days and the catch total continues to climb. The sockeye take was at 27 million, already 10 million over the forecast, and all signs point to more fish on the way. Read more here 17:38

Appeal challenges federal court decision of Cape Wind’s NSTAR contract

tweedledee beenie duvalIn an appeal of a federal court decision which dismissed a multi-party challenge of Cape Wind’s high priced contract with NSTAR, Laurence Tribe, an expert in constitutional law, will argue that the decision by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Stearns favors Massachusetts regulators, NSTAR and Cape Wind and seriously misinterprets the Constitution’s Eleventh Amendment in dismissing the case brought forth by the Alliance, the Town of Barnstable and a group of local businesses and residents. Read more here 17:31

WWF, “THE” Authority on Fish tells fishery managers, Halve catches or lose Pacific bluefin tuna

The long term sustainability of the Pacific Bluefin Tuna fishery can only be guaranteed by following the science and halving catch limits, WWF will tell the two Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) covering the Pacific.,,, tuna breeding stock have declined from their unfished levels by more than 96 percent. Read more here 17:03

I don’t usually post from this site but, The Beer-Reviewed Stock Assessment: A Fisheries Phenomenon

We’ve all heard about .  That’s what you get when a team of biologists assesses the health of one stock of fish, and another panel of expert scientists, unrelated to the first, reviews that team’s work and determines whether it is good enough to use for fisheries management purposes. If it is, it represents a sort of “gold standard” for fisheries managers, who can then establish regulations based on the assessment, and be reasonably certain that they’re doing the right thing. Read more here 14:44

Like NASCAR and tractor pulling all wrapped into one’: Lobster boats race in Stonington Harbor

Lob boat race stonington 2014STONINGTON, MAINE — On Stonington’s idyllic coastline, the sounds of gulls were drowned out by the roar of 750 horsepower engines on Sunday. Race fans lined the liquid drag strip with dozens of boats and hundreds of people to watch the in the fishing town’s harbor. Lots of photos and a video here 14:03

There is something very wrong here – DFO – Public Reporting on Aquaculture – Incidental Catch

fisheries_and_oceansWild fish naturally swim into net pens at aquaculture facilities and can co-exist with farmed fish. There is past and on-going research to determine to what extent wild fish are preyed upon within the net pens, but at this time predation appears to be minimal.,, Incidental by-catch and release of non-targeted species also occurs in other fisheries. Aquaculture is NOT a fishery It is aquaculture! Read more here 13:19

Reopening Cashes – In a briny preserve, fish and controversy thrive

This prospect — even if the most sensitive areas remain protected — has infuriated environmental advocates, who worry about harming the ledge’s unique biodiversity and further damaging already dramatically reduced cod populations. Vito Giacalone says fishermen are “just looking for some common sense.”  Read more here 11:54

Blue and Flathead Catfish Invade the Chesapeake Bay – No wonder prefered stocks are in trouble!

NOAA destroying fishermenInitially introduced for sport fishing in several Virginia tributaries in the 1960s to 1980s, blue and flathead catfish are now considered invasive in the Chesapeake Bay have , and they are now present in every major Chesapeake Bay tributary. Read more here 11:36

TRADEX 3-Minute Market Insight – Further Shrimp Price Increases to Impact East & West Coast Markets

Published on Jul 14, 2014 The Oregon Shrimp Meat fishery is well underway and prices are rising quickly. Prices have increased by $0.25 /lb to $0.35 /lb since May and we are being told that another $0.25 /lb price increase could occur next week as well.Watch video here 10:32

WSJ: Confessions of a Computer Modeler: Any model, including those predicting climate (fishery) doom, can be tweaked to yield a desired result

The climate (substitute climate with fishery) debate is heating up again as business leaders, politicians and academics bombard us with the results of that predict costly and dramatic changes in the years ahead. I can offer some insight into the use of computer models for public-policy debates, and a recommendation for the general public. Interesting. Read more here 07:31

Imported Cod Keeps Our Boat Price Cheap! Icelandic fresh cod sales to US soar in 2014

Sales of fresh cod fillets, portions and whole cod from Iceland to the US were all up in the first five months of the year, according to data from the latest Seafood Intelligence Report from Marko Partners. On fresh fillets the US increased its imports from 692,499 kilograms in the first five months of 2013 to over 1 million in 2014, accompanied by a price drop from €7.38/ kg to €7.07 Read more here 04:59