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New Law Proposed in Maine Could Allow Lobsters Caught Accidentally in Nets to Be Sold by Fisherman

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April 19, 2013
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Fishermen in New Brunswick are warning that a bill before Maine's legislature to allow bycatch lobster caught in trawling nets be sold by fishermen who otherwise would have to throw them back could be abused.


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Deutsche Welle (Oct. 22, 2012) — People may say there's plenty of fish in the sea, but fisherman Paolo Fanciulli knows that their numbers aren't infinite. He and his colleagues earn their living from the sea. The Italian acknowledges that there "needs to be a balance between profit and environmental protection." So, together with the Italian authorities, he's helped sink hundreds of concrete blocks into the sea. They've been put there to tear the illegal nets used by large fishing trawlers.
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Fishing Net Technology a Big Catch for New Zealand

Fishing Net Technology a Big Catch for New Zealand

Reuters (Oct. 8, 2013) — New commercial fishing technology from New Zealand may soon put an end to the global problem of bycatch, where non-targeted species are caught up in the nets of commercial fishermen. Called "Precision Seafood Harvesting", the technology allows smaller fish to escape while keeping targeted fish alive and fresher much longer. Elly Park reports.
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Canada Buys Rare War of 1812 Collection for $573K

Canada Buys Rare War of 1812 Collection for $573K

CBC (June 19, 2013) — The government of Canada was the winning bidder for a large collection of letters, maps and other papers that once belonged to Sir John Sherbrooke, the lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia who conquered Maine for the British during the War of 1812. The collection sold for $573,000 at auction in London.
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800 Pound Rare 'Dinosaur' Fish Caught in Florida

800 Pound Rare 'Dinosaur' Fish Caught in Florida

Buzz60 (Nov. 26, 2013) — Florida fisherman Mark Quartiano, also known as 'Mark the Shark,' caught a monster of a fish off the coast of Miami. He says the rare stingray looks like some kind of dinosaur. Leigh Scheps reports.
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