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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-...

GEARNET: Some Promising Results and Still Accepting Proposals
Jan 5, 2012
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Shelly Tallack , Principal Investigator for the Northeast Groundfish Gear Conservation Engineering and Demonstration Network ( GEARNET ),...

Mid-Atlantic Develops Vision
Jan 5, 2012
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The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) is currently in the midst of a strategic visioning process. Through this effort, the...

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...

Seafood News: Should Consumers Eat Gulf of Maine Cod or Northern Shrimp?
Jan 5, 2012
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GMRI's Sustainable Seafood Program has worked to raise consumer awareness of Gulf of Maine seafood that is responsibly harvested and...

Cusk in the Kitchen
Jan 5, 2012
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In December 2011, GMRI (on behalf of NMFS) conducted a two-day workshop on a species that usually does not get much attention, the Atlantic...

Shrimp Section Eyes Management Changes in 2012
Jan 5, 2012
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Fishing year 2012 brought significant harvest reductions to the northern shrimp fishery with managers reducing the total allowable catch (...

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