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  • Federal regulators scramble as SC fish start to range north for cooler seas March 25, 2019
    March 25, 2019 — Shrimp boats from North Carolina pulled up to the McClellanville dock last week, loaded down with catch. They had been trawling unrestricted ocean waters along the North Carolina-Virginia state line — in other words, hauling in shrimp that spawned in the Chesapeake Bay. Until a few years ago that was unheard of: The…Read […]

    John Cooke

  • Baby Eel Fishermen Hope for Year Free of Poaching, Shutdowns March 25, 2019
    March 25, 2019 — Maine fishermen began several weeks of taking to rivers and streams to fish for baby eels Friday, which marked the start of a high-stakes season harvesters hope isn’t interrupted by poaching concerns as it was a year ago. Fishermen in Maine use nets to harvest baby eels, called elvers, to feed…Read […]

    John Cooke

  • Seismic surveying proposal in Atlantic raises Bay concerns March 25, 2019
    March 25, 2019 — The Atlantic Ocean is staring down the barrel of an air gun, and its blast could reverberate into the Chesapeake Bay. Despite outcry from coastal communities and most East Coast states, the Trump administration is moving forward with allowing five companies to perform seismic surveys offshore from Delaware Bay to central…Read […]

    John Cooke

  • Will Large Protected Areas Save the Oceans or Politicize Them? March 25, 2019
    March 25, 2019 — How can we save the oceans? They cover two-thirds of the planet, but none are safe from fishing fleets, minerals prospectors, or the insidious influences of global warming and ocean acidification. In the past decade, there has been a push to create giant new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). They now cover…Read […]

    John Cooke

  • Moving to TAC system, Japanese fisheries managers get lessons from US experts March 25, 2019
    March 25, 2019 — Japanese fisheries officials heard from their international counterparts about methods for incorporating more data into their fisheries science and management at a recent workshop in Tokyo. The workshop,“New Resource Management Based on Data Innovation: Current State of the United States and Future Vision of Japan,” took place at the Japanese Ministry…Read […]

    John Cooke

  • Seafood import, export guidance issued for “no deal” Brexit March 25, 2019
    March 23, 2019 — Seafood importers and exporters in the United Kingdom have been told how catch certificates and export health certificates (EHCs) would operate if the country leaves the European Union without a withdrawal agreement in place. Compiled by U.K trade body Seafish in response to enquiries from the industry, the advice relates to…Read […]

    John Cooke

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