Tag Archives: fishermen

Oysters in Maine: A fishery’s uncertain fate| Maine Sunday Telegram

Oysters in Maine: A fishery’s uncertain fate| Maine Sunday Telegram

Record lobster harvest for state | Maine Sunday Telegram

 

The killer catch: Groundfishing in Atlantic the deadliest by far | Portland Press Herald

Study: Scalloping also more risky than fishing

for Alaskan king crab seen in television series

Fishing for scallops or groundfish in the Atlantic is more dangerous than fishing for king crabs off Alaska, says a new federal study.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has found that the highest death rates for commercial fishermen – whose occupation is one of the most dangerous in the country – are among groundfishermen and scallopers.

With safety improvements made by Alaska’s crab industry in recent decades, Alaskan crab is no longer the deadliest catch, despite the image conveyed by the “Deadliest Catch” cable TV reality series, which chronicles the working lives of Alaskan crab fishermen.

Click for the rest of the story by Beth Quimby in the Portland Press Herald.

‘Deadliest Catch Live’ coming to Maine | Bangor Daily News

‘Deadliest Catch Live’ coming to Maine | Bangor Daily News

Limited seating remains available for Deadliest Catch Live. For tickets, call the Merrill Auditorium box office at (207) 842-0800 or visit porttix.com.

NOAA begins to survey bottom of Cobscook Bay | Bangor Daily News

NOAA begins to survey bottom of Cobscook Bay – Bangor Daily News.

Lobster pot left to rot? That’s one man’s idea | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Lobster pot left to rot? That’s one man’s idea | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

An industry at sea: New rules taking effect May 1 cast doubt on an already unpredictable line of work | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

An industry at sea | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Catch-sharing rules set up complicated system | Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

From boat building to bread making Down East | Bangor Daily News

From boat building to bread making – Bangor Daily News.

Good time to wet a line (Fishing season is open in Maine) | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Good time to wet a line (Fishing season is open) | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Candidates for Maine governor reach out to fishermen | Portland Press Herald

Fishing, economic issues

highlighted as 12 hopefuls

speak at the industry forum

ROCKPORT – A dozen candidates for governor stressed the importance of Maine’s fishing heritage at a forum on Friday, but differed on how best to help one of the state’s oldest and most important industries.

The three-day Maine Fishermen’s Forum at the Samoset Resort is designed to draw attention to the issues facing the state’s commercial fishermen.

This year, the group invited some of the candidates for governor to a forum. Four Democrats, six Republicans, a Green Independent and an independent candidate got a chance to address about 100 people and to answer questions.

Candidates were asked what they would have done to prevent next month’s closing of the sardine cannery in Prospect Harbor, how strongly they would advocate for Maine fishermen and what can be done to attract seafood processing plants to Maine.

Click on the link for the rest of the story by Susan Cover of the Portland Press Herald.

Tide effects: A lot of hopes are riding on the final demonstration of a turbine designed to tap the powerful tides off Eastport | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Tide effects | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Where ‘one job means so much’ | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Where ‘one job means so much’ | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.