Category Archives: Groundfishing

Fishery Data versus Anecdote through the Lens of Sector Management

At this year’s Maine Fishermen’s Forum, many old themes are the topic of current conversations. Fisheries managers and scientists point to data that show a fishery resource squarely on the ropes, while many in the fishing industry maintain that there … Continue reading

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Fishing Industry to Start Paying for Federally Mandated At-Sea Monitoring

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) budget for at-sea monitoring (ASM) of the Northeast multi-species groundfish fishery ran dry on February 16th, and today the fishing industry is to start picking up the tab for the federally mandated program. … Continue reading

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Maine Fishermen’s Forum – Day 3

Today is the third and final day of the Maine Fishermen’s forum, and, in many ways, it’s the day to which I an looking most forward with several excellent seminars scheduled. Before I layout my plans for today (be sure … Continue reading

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Maine Fishermen’s Forum – Day 1 Preview

Today is the first day of the 40th Annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum. While the afternoon will be dedicated to celebrating Main Seafood with top chefs, including personal favorite Barton Seaver, my morning will be dedicated to the Maine Coast Community Sector … Continue reading

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Why Giving away Dogfish at the Food Pantry May be a Bad Idea

If you visited the Falmouth Service Center’s food pantry last week, you may have been offered a fillet of spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias). Brenda Swain, the service center’s director, says they have “been working really hard on nutrition,” and she’s thrilled … Continue reading

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More Difficult News for New England Groundfishing Fleet

Why don’t they just close the Gulf of Maine down and subsidize us like they do the wind farmers and the solar energy companies and farmers out west? They pay them not to farm, why don’t they pay us not … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Trash Fish – Building Markets

“We have an idea what we might get, but we won’t know for sure until the day of the event,” said chef Stephen Phelps in an article published Wednesday in the Herald-Tribune. He was talking about the fish that will be … Continue reading

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