2017 Groundfish Summer Report

Tom Marking Alerts, Groundfish

TUNA, TUNA, TUNA…that’s the best news we’ve had this summer!  For a brief period in early August, with a cut-off low calming down the water off Northern California, we were treated with a flurry of tuna action.  It started in …

2017 Spring Groundfish Outlook

Tom Marking Groundfish

I always enjoyed the scene from “Fiddler on the Roof” where Tevye is having a discussion with himself up in the barn loft; “on the one hand”….but “on the other hand”…and so it would go, debating the pros and cons …

2017 Preseason Groundfish Report

Tom Marking Groundfish, Halibut

The wind is howling outside, the waves are big, we’ve received over 40” of rain to date, the rivers are at monitor stage, (when are the herring going to run?); and our thoughts are tuning to what lies ahead for …

SUMMER 2016 GROUNDFISH REVIEW

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The PFMC has completed the groundfish biennial management process for 2017/18 and in the North we will finally see a few improved conditions, with some trade-offs. We will be allowed ten more fathoms of depth (20 to 30) and have …

Marine Resource Education Program

Tom Marking Education

By Tom Marking The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) has developed an educational program to better inform sportsmen, managers, legislatures and those interested in Fishery Management and Science of the how and why of the Council Management Process. Tim …