Tagged fisheries statistics

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, November 3

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the inshore Gulf of Maine herring fishery is closed; heavy rain forces shut down of coastal shellfishing; Maine ranked second in value of commercial fishing landings; Gloucester Daily Times reports on Gloucester value and landing statistics; Maine business owners discuss the challenges and opportunities they face with climate change; and a New Bedford seafood company files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. … More Info »

NOAA’s 2011 Groundfish Report by the Numbers

On December 26th, NOAA released its “2011 Final Report on the Performance of the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery (May 2011-April 2012).” Overall, the report indicates that groundfish catch and net revenues are increasing steadily, although some stocks, most notably Georges Bank haddock, are fished at a level far below the annual catch limit. Consolidation and equity issues are still a major concern. Measures of fleet inequality generally improved from 2010 levels, and the decline in boat numbers has slowed noticeably following a sharp drop-off between 2009 and 2010. Here are some highlights of the data. … More Info »

Murky Waters Make for Poor Fishing

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has proposed a long-awaited rule regarding confidentiality of information under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). Unfortunately, it would unnecessarily stifle public participation in the management of public trust ocean resources, including depleted fish populations and protected species. The proposed rule would take the unprecedented and unwarranted leap from protecting personal privacies to withholding basic required information. … More Info »