Fisheries http://nhpr.org en Shaheen Discusses Fishery Disaster Plan http://nhpr.org/post/shaheen-discusses-fishery-disaster-plan <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is meeting with fishermen to discuss the impact of a plan to distribute $32.8 million in federal fishery disaster funds across New England.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:31:55 +0000 Associated Press 51436 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Groundfisheries Get $2 Million In Disaster Relief http://nhpr.org/post/nh-groundfisheries-get-2-million-disaster-relief <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, or NOAA, announced Wednesday that New Hampshire’s groundfishery will receive more than <a href="http://www.nero.noaa.gov/mediacenter/2014/negfconsenus.pdf">$2 million</a> in federal disaster funds.</p><p>Josh Wiersma, the head of New Hampshire’s groundfish coop, says local ground fishermen, who expected less direct aid, breathed a sigh of relief at the announcement.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 21:30:44 +0000 Ryan Lessard 49337 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Groundfisheries Get $2 Million In Disaster Relief New England Fisheries Receive $33 Million In Disaster Relief http://nhpr.org/post/new-england-fisheries-receive-33-million-disaster-relief <p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, announced Wednesday morning that it will give $33 million in disaster relief funding to fishery communities in the Northeast.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>New Hampshire’s fisheries were declared a federal disaster in September of 2012. About a year later, Congress approved $75 million for fishery relief nationwide, with $33 million earmarked for New England and New York.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:56:59 +0000 Emily Corwin 44209 at http://nhpr.org New England Fisheries Receive $33 Million In Disaster Relief Learning To Love The Spiny Dogfish http://nhpr.org/post/learning-love-spiny-dogfish <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="font-size: large; ">The spiny dogfish is a conservation success story, going from </span>worryingly<span style="font-size: large; "> low levels to incredible abundance. The new challenge is getting people to eat them.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:11:45 +0000 Michael Samuels 37691 at http://nhpr.org Learning To Love The Spiny Dogfish N.H. Joins Federal Lawsuit Fighting Increased Groundfishing Limits http://nhpr.org/post/nh-joins-federal-lawsuit-fighting-increased-groundfishing-limits <p>On Monday, New Hampshire joined a lawsuit filed in May by Massachusetts to block new regulations on groundfishing.&nbsp;</p><p>By “groundfish” we’re talking haddock, cod, and flounder, three fish that are essential to the region’s fishing industry.</p><p>In April, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce reduced catch limits for these species by 77 percent, not long after declaring the Northeast fisheries a federal disaster.</p><p>According to the Commerce Department, the New England Seacoast’s fish stocks were declining for reasons unknown. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:07:07 +0000 Emily Corwin 35080 at http://nhpr.org Ayotte Proposes To Ease Strict Fishing Limitations http://nhpr.org/post/ayotte-proposes-ease-strict-fishing-limitations <p>During a Senate Commerce Subcommittee meeting&nbsp;on Tuesday&nbsp;Senator Kelly Ayotte recommended changes to the Mid-Atlantic Magnuson-Stevens Fishery and Conservation Act.</p><p>The conservation act dates back to 1976 and is meant to maintain stock and habitat at sustainable levels.</p><p>In recent years that’s meant strict catch limits for Atlantic Cod and Haddock.</p><p>And many senators agree that catch limits issued under the Act have worked.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:13:30 +0000 Abby Kessler 31838 at http://nhpr.org New England Fishermen Say Federal Policies Continue To Hamper Industry http://nhpr.org/post/new-england-fishermen-say-federal-policies-continue-hamper-industry <p>New Hampshire fishermen say the federal government’s most recent fishery management policy continues to push them out of business. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:07:40 +0000 Roger Wood 23079 at http://nhpr.org Fisheries On The Brink Of Collapse http://nhpr.org/post/fisheries-brink-collapse <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p><br><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u>: I understand that many of the world’s fisheries are on the brink of collapse, “fished out,” to put it bluntly. How did this happen and what is being done about it?</strong> <em>-- Mariel LaPlante, New Orleans, LA</em></p><p></p> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 22580 at http://nhpr.org Fisheries On The Brink Of Collapse Regulators Set Steep Catch Limits For Fishermen http://nhpr.org/post/regulators-set-steep-catch-limits-fishermen <pre>The New England Fishery Management Council has approved drastic new cuts in cod fishing.</pre> <p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:50:13 +0000 Roger Wood 21091 at http://nhpr.org Regulators Set Steep Catch Limits For Fishermen Money For N.H. Fishery Disaster Delayed By Fiscal Cliff http://nhpr.org/post/money-nh-fishery-disaster-delayed-fiscal-cliff <p></p><p></p><p>New Hampshire fishermen who are hoping for federal disaster relief funds will have to wait a bit longer for those dollars.&nbsp;Money slated to go to the Northeastern ground-fishermen was caught up in the discussions surrounding the so-called fiscal cliff.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 21:45:18 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 19610 at http://nhpr.org Money For N.H. Fishery Disaster Delayed By Fiscal Cliff