Category Archives: Fisheries

Cod forsaking the Gulf of Maine

The prospects for restoring the cod population in the Gulf of Maine to a commercially sustainable level seem to be getting even more dismal than before. Last month, scientists with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, Mass., announced that their latest population assessment update paints a “grim picture” for the future of the […]

Saving Lobster ‘Clawdia’

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration photo More than once, I’ve heard a lobster fisherman refer to himself as a ‘crustacean relocation technician.’ It is meant as a joking way to describe how fishermen catch large amounts of lobster in traps and then bring them ashore. On occasion, but not often, you hear about efforts to […]

Lobstermen’s group hands out awards

The Maine Lobstermen’s Association presented two awards to Maine Department of Marine Resources officials at the annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport last weekend, according to a prepared statement released Wednesday by DMR. Marine Patrol Specialist Matt Talbot was given the annual Officer of the Year award and DMR Commissioner Patrick Keliher received the MLA […]