Category Archives: Northeast Fisheries

Maine Marine Resource Committee Kills Scallop Fishery Bill

A bill introduced into the Maine Legislature that would have changed the way the State’s scallop fishery is managed was unanimously voted down in committee today. The standing room only crowd at today’s public hearing expressed strong opposition to LD … Continue reading

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Maine Legislators Make Attempt to Regulate Scallop Fishery

The Maine Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources will hear a bill Wednesday that would put additional regulations on Maine’s scallop fishery at a time when the fishery is growing in both volume and value. The Bill, “An Act To … 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 2 Preview

Today is the second day of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport, Maine. Yesterday was an excellent day with a positive, forward-looking Maine Coast Community Sector Annual Meeting (check my Twitter feed for some of the highlights) and a great … 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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The Data behind New England’s Exotic Non-Native Fishes

Over the past year, I’ve covered several stories about introductions of non-native, exotic fishes to U.S. waters. While most of my work on the topic has focused on non-native marine fish species in Florida, I thought it might be interesting, given that I live … Continue reading

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“Buy the Change” – Seafood Consumption Advice for 2015 from Maryn McKenna

  Maryn McKenna of National Geographic’s “The Plate” served up her New Year’s resolutions in a 2 January blog post titled “Buy the Change You Want to See in the World.” Generally speaking, I agree whole-heartedly with McKenna that taking action on … 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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2015 Commercial Northern Shrimp Fishery Moratorium Announced

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has for the second year in a row issued a moratorium on the commercial northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) fishery. The decision was made Wednesday in Portland, and it’s one that will no doubt hurt … Continue reading

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