Category Archives: Marine life

Maine fisherman on ‘Deadliest Catch’

PHOTO: Jonathan McDaniel (at right), a fisherman from Gorham, Maine, stands next to Time Bandit Capt. Jonathan Hillstrand last month in Alaska. McDaniel is a crew member on Hillstrand’s crab fishing boat while it is being filmed for Season 11 of the popular Discovery Channel television show ‘Deadliest Catch.’ Photo by Clint Pickarsky of Soldotna, […]

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 […]