Tagged Vito Giacalone

Why can’t the US be more like the Canadians?

You don’t usually hear much Canada envy from New England’s fishing industry. But last week, commercial fishermen Vito Giacalone, Richie Canastra, and Jimmy Odlin wrote to the Boston Globe to praise Canada’s haddock regulations, which they say have allowed Canadian fishermen to catch a far larger portion of their haddock quota—93 percent between 2004 and 2011, compared to United States fishermen’s 11 percent over the same period. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 14

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, horseshoe crab blood is harvested for biomedical testing; recreational fishermen want new language in Magnuson-Stevens; Massachusetts cuts commercial striper limits; Maine’s Lobster Marketing Collaborative joins forces with the Culinary Institute of America; a Boston Globe piece highlights local seafood innovators; Maine closes the southern half of its smelt fishery; a new report assesses the status of commercial vessels docking in Gloucester; three commercial fishermen write to the Boston Globe arguing regulations are preventing fishermen from catching their haddock quota. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 8

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the state is concerned fisherman are misreporting the location of their catch; recreational limits for cod remain unchanged for 2013; Tom Nies promises to focus on ecosystem-based management with NEFMC; a New York Times discussion series features Callum Roberts and Vito Giacalone; the Gulf of Maine is particularly vulnerable to ocean acidification; Dave Goethel asks for changes to discard calculations; Cape Pond Ice’s property in Gloucester put up for sale. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 8

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, industry members respond to cod catch cuts; lobstermen discuss options for avoiding a glut; northern shrimp catches are low; new dogfish research says they don’t migrate as much as expected; Carl Safina supports groundfish closed areas; John Tierney introduces a new diaster relief bill, Vito Giacalone is exonerated by an independent review. … More Info »