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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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