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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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