It is not only the pay that has dropped. Numbers of tuna caught, although slightly better than the last two years, have been down from preceding years. This prompted the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to rescind restrictions on days fishermen could go out in September, and to allow them to take two tuna per
Canadian fishermen in the northern Bay of Fundy, including the Grand Manan region, hope that the knowledge gained through the trap survey may lead to improved management policies. Depending on the results of the study, Canadian fishermen and the DFO may look at reassessing the lobster closure season to better suit the fishery. Of particular
Pure science? To a traditional scientist the exercise might not seem so, because it relied on informants of varying reliability and because its methods were really those of anthropology, not biology. The project crossed the line between science and advocacy, and to call it “science” in the usual sense stretches the definition of the term.
Joseph and others involved in the project spread the word at a Sept. 12 public hearing and with flyers distributed throughout town. A referendum vote to approve the new costs was scheduled for Sept. 25. After contracting bids for the construction of Vinalhaven’s new school came in $2.6 million over what was anticipated, school officials
The U.S. Coast Guard’s investigation of the collision led to the 541-foot Cypriot-registered, Russian tanker VIRGO. Canadian authorities detained the vessel when it docked at Come By Chance, Newfoundland, Canada to reload. Almost immediately the international politics of four nations and the constabularies of two, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the U. S.