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National Marine Fisheries Service Releases Electronic Monitoring Policy Directive
Aug 21, 2013
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In May 2013, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released a national policy directive that encourages the consideration of...

Gillnet Fishermen Adopt New Technology
May 28, 2013
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Under the leadership of the Gloucester Fishing Community Preservation Fund (GFCPF), groundfish sector gillnet fishermen are now beginning...

New Financing Opportunities Offer Fishermen Alternatives
May 28, 2013
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In the face of increased financial hardship — from significant cuts in catch limits and rising fuel prices — many fishing communities...

Getting Semi-pelagic Doors in the Water
May 28, 2013
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Fishermen continue to think about ways to be more efficient, reduce fuel consumption, and reduce seabed impacts. Working with Captain Jim...

Crossing Thresholds
May 28, 2013
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On January 30, the New England Fishery Management Council voted to reduce the total allowable catch for a number of groundfish stocks by...

New Ocean and Weather Display Now Available
May 28, 2013
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A new online tool to view weather and climate trends is now available from the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean...

Restaurants Work to Improve Sustainability
May 28, 2013
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In the convoluted realm of sustainable seafood, restaurants play an important role in providing consumers with information to help guide...

UK Fisheries Knowledge Exchange Stimulates Dialogue
May 28, 2013
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A group of 18 fishermen from across the United Kingdom (UK), representing a wide array of gear types and fisheries, joined scientists and...

Sentinel Species Warrants Further Study
May 28, 2013
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The pelagic food web of the Gulf of Maine, which includes herring, sand lance, mackerel, and the North Atlantic right whale, depends...

The Role of Closed Areas in Maintaining Cod Health
Aug 21, 2012
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This is the final article in a three-part series examining key elements in cod life history. The previous two articles covered recent...

Scallopers Use Bycatch Avoidance Tool
Aug 21, 2012
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The scallop fishing fleet is currently working with SMAST to avoid bycatch of yellowtail flounder in areas of Georges Bank. The real-time...

Trawl to Table Event Connects Fishermen and Restaurateurs
Aug 21, 2012
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Restaurants sell 70% of the seafood consumed in the United States each year, making them a critically important market for harvesters,...

Antitrust Manual: An Educational Resource on Marketing Initiatives
Aug 21, 2012
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Fishermen are increasingly exploring and developing innovative marketing initiatives. To help inform fishermen about what is legal activity...

GEARNET Examines Effects of Seal Predation
Aug 21, 2012
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The latest buzz on Cape Cod has centered on the appearance of great white sharks, but another serious threat has arisen for Cape fishermen...

Maine Fishermen and Scientists Launch Inshore Herring Study
Aug 21, 2012
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As the dominant forage fish in the Gulf of Maine food chain and an important bait source Maine lobstermen, Atlantic herring are vitally...

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