Tagged commercial fishing

The potential of the Gulf of Maine

In the August 2016 issue of National Fisherman, Chairman of the Board of Diversified Communications, publisher of National Fisherman, Daniel Hildreth asks “what is the potential of the Gulf of Maine to support a healthy marine ecosystem and abundant fish stocks?” He thinks that we can find the answer by permanently protecting Cashes Ledge as marine national monument. … More Info »

Top Ten Reasons to Protect New England’s Closed Areas

Why should NOAA reject the plan to expand commercial fishing in 5,000 square miles of protected waters? Let us count the ways. … More Info »

The Broken System

The present politically based implementation of the Magnuson Act guarantees the death of commercial fishing on the east coast of the U.S. Allowing fishermen a major voice in the councils has led to the current scarcity of cod and haddock in New England. Every single piece of stock assessment data indicates that stocks of these two species are in dire straits, yet fishermen complain that NMFS is destroying their living by not letting them catch more of these fish. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 30

A roundup of fish stories in the news: the commercial striped bass fishery in Massachusetts will be allowed to continue; some rivers are reporting higher-than-average herring runs this year, and consumers are becoming more interested in eating the fish; warming Gulf of Maine waters may be bad news for ocean ecosystems; Whole Foods commits to keeping overfished seafood out of stores; and a lucrative elver season is underway in Maine. … More Info »

Healthy Fish Populations = More Money in the Forecast; Overfishing = at least $149 million in losses for 2009

New analysis by Ecotrust, one of the leading providers of marine social and economic research, finds that due to decades of overfishing, New England commercial fishermen who bring us the cod, flounder and other “groundfish” we love to eat lost … More Info »

Commerce Department announces 2011 NEFMC appointments

The Commerce Department has appointed three new faces from the commercial fishing industry to the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC). They are: Thomas D. Dempsey of Masssachusetts, a part-time commercial fisherman and Policy Director for the Cape Cod Commercial … More Info »

Get Your Daily Dose: April Council Meeting

Today begins a three-day meeting of the NEFMC (New England Fishery Management Council), the body responsible for the oversight and planning of commercial and recreational fishing in New England. CLF’s Peter Shelley will be attending and reporting from Mystic, CT. … More Info »