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Lower lobster capture would mean returning to 'typical years'

UNITED STATES
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 04:00 (GMT + 9)

Apparently, the Maine’s 2014 lobster fishing season will result in lower catches compared to the two previous years, which increases the likelihood of rise in market prices. According to fishermen, the reason for this decline is a later lobster shed compared to 2012 and 2013. This year it occurred in mid-July instead of taking place in June, Market Business News reported. For his part, Maine Lobstermen’s Association executive director Patrice McCarron pointed out that this year appears to be a reversion to a more typical lobstering year, adding that the impressive total catches in 2012 and 2013 were anomalies. In 2012, catches reached 127.2 million pounds, which was the highest since record-keeping started in 1880, which caused an abrupt decrease in the value of lobster up to USD 2.89 per pound in 2013. Nevertheless, Downeast Lobstermen’s Association ... FULL STORY

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After two days’ negotiations, the Council of Fisheries Ministers of the European Union (EU) reached an a... FULL STORY

Chile
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Dec 18, 03:20
The Chilean Government intends to freeze salmon farm concession allocation in the regions of Los Lagos and Aysen so as to organise the Chilean fishing... FULL STORY

Canada
Aquaculture regulation in Nova Scotia needs renovating, experts suggest
Dec 18, 02:30
Aquaculture regulation in Nova Scotia requires an overhaul that should be guided by the idea that aquaculture must have low environmental impact and h... FULL STORY

Spain
Spain achieves its aims in TAC negotiations for 2015
Dec 18, 01:50
For next year Spain has managed to be granted a "record" quota of northern hake, one of the species of high interest for the Spanish fleet, ... FULL STORY
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