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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,...

Restaurants Feature Gulf of Maine Seafood
Jun 26, 2012
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New England is a mecca for seafood, but some of the tastiest and best managed species are rarely found on restaurant menus. That will...

Scientists and Lobstermen Collaborate on Herring Survey
Jun 8, 2012
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Scientists at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute are gearing up for a major acoustic survey of herring stocks along the coast of Maine...

Mobile Gear Operators Explore New Tools
May 28, 2012
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Day boat operators from New Hampshire, Gloucester, the South Shore, and Chatham joined scientists from the Northeast Consortium and GMRI at...

Boston Seafood Show: Fishery Improvement Projects Are Good For Business
May 28, 2012
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The International Boston Seafood Show is all about business, with tens of thousands of seafood professionals from around the globe...

Forage Fish and Gulf of Maine Cod
May 28, 2012
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In early April NOAA Fisheries announced interim management measures for Gulf of Maine (GOM) cod. These new catch limits allocate to...

Fishermen Gain Insight into Ocean Planning Process
May 28, 2012
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In February, leaders from the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) met with fishermen to share, discuss, and gather their perspectives...

Harbor Porpoise Closure Imposed For Gulf of Maine
May 28, 2012
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NMFS recently announced an annual closure of the Coastal Gulf of Maine Consequence Closure Area from October to November for sink gillnet...

Monitoring Issues Span the Coasts
May 28, 2012
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New England groundfish fishermen and managers are still adapting to the new sector system. They are now focusing their attention on at-sea-...

Industry Grapples With Impact of Sturgeon ESA Listing
May 28, 2012
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In January, NMFS announced that five distinct population segments (DPSs) of Atlantic sturgeon would be listed under the Endangered Species...

Returned Monkfish Tags Provide Invaluable Data
May 28, 2012
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Despite being ranked among the highest valued finfish fishery in the northeastern U.S., monkfish are considered a "data poor" species by...

MREP 200 Deepens Understanding
Jan 5, 2012
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Last November, a large group of fishermen and others (including a chef!) attended Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) 200 in Woods...

Gulf of Maine Cod Faces Tumultuous Times
Jan 5, 2012
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Preliminary findings from the Gulf of Maine cod assessment revealed that the previous evaluation completed in 2008 had overestimated the...

Amendment 18 Scoping Strikes Different Chords in Ports Across New England
Jan 5, 2012
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In January, the New England Fisheries Management Council (Council) got a head start on 2012 priorities by holding ten scoping meetings for...

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