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Forum: Northeast
07-15-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By Codfisher

Yes while transiting the closed area you may...

Yes while transiting the closed area you may possess cod caught outside the GOM as long as all gear is stowed with hooks removed.
Forum: Northeast
07-15-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By Codfisher

No recreational cod fishing allowed in the entire...

No recreational cod fishing allowed in the entire Gulf of Maine north of the 42 line.
Forum: Northeast
04-09-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By Codfisher

Try calling Cape Ann Marina.

Try calling Cape Ann Marina.
Forum: Northeast
02-11-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,581
Posted By Codfisher

I believe electronic trip reporting for private...

I believe electronic trip reporting for private boat recreational anglers will become a reality in the near future.
They are starting with For Hire boats in March and once the bugs are out of the...
Forum: Northeast
02-10-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By Codfisher

For Hire VTR changes

Beginning March 12, 2018 all federally permitted charter boats must submit all VTRs electronically
Paper VTRs will no longer be accepted after March 11th.

For those unfamiliar with this...
Forum: Northeast
02-01-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,630
Posted By Codfisher

It will be interesting to see how long it will...

It will be interesting to see how long it will take the state of Massachusetts to respond to the Council's ultimatum regarding eliminating the cod catch of 1 per person per day in state waters. This...
Forum: Northeast
01-31-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By Codfisher

I believe those draggers were targeting scallops...

I believe those draggers were targeting scallops at that time last year.

This shutdown would be a dagger in the heart for the charter/party boat industry.
Forum: Northeast
01-31-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By Codfisher

The early spring haddock fishing is in the shoal...

The early spring haddock fishing is in the shoal water on Stellwagen (90-110’) so the mortality rate on any released fish whether it be cod or haddock is extremely low. The proposal to close down...
Forum: Northeast
01-30-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By Codfisher

Delete

Delete
Forum: Northeast
01-18-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,615
Posted By Codfisher

I have bought 3 from Cape Ann Marine and will buy...

I have bought 3 from Cape Ann Marine and will buy my next one there as well. Excellent experience both before and after the sale. Call (978) 283-0806‬ and ask for Jerry. CAM will be at the New...
Forum: Northeast
07-27-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,980
Posted By Codfisher

Official. No cod 12 haddock closing Sept...

Official.

No cod
12 haddock closing Sept 17
Effective immediately.

GOM Groundfish Regs (https://www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/mediacenter/2017/07/27_gomcodhaddockrec2017.html)
Forum: Northeast
07-17-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By Codfisher

Beagles everywhere east of Bank.

Beagles everywhere east of Bank.
Forum: Northeast
06-07-2017, 03:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,419
Posted By Codfisher

Boat Accident...

Boat Accident (http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2017/06/one_missing_as_boat_capsizes_off_merrimack_river_s_mouth)
Forum: Northeast
06-06-2017, 03:17 AM
Forum: Northeast
06-05-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,516
Posted By Codfisher

Done

Done
Forum: Northeast
06-01-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 18,994
Posted By Codfisher

Limited last Sunday

Limited last Sunday
Forum: Northeast
05-26-2017, 04:47 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 18,994
Posted By Codfisher

Get them while you can. NMFS is proposing a month...

Get them while you can. NMFS is proposing a month long closure for all recreational haddock fishing in September 2017.
...
Forum: Northeast
05-26-2017, 04:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,516
Posted By Codfisher

I love this paragraph. The bioeconomic...

I love this paragraph.


The bioeconomic model’s predicted probabilities that catch will remain at or below the sub-ACLs are informative. However, we are using preliminary MRIP data that will...
Forum: Northeast
05-22-2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By Codfisher

By law you must leave 2 contiguous square inches...

By law you must leave 2 contiguous square inches of skin on each fillet for identification purposes.

Personally I don't skin haddock at all.
Forum: Northeast
04-28-2017, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,896
Posted By Codfisher

Correct. Federal regs are based on a fishing year...

Correct. Federal regs are based on a fishing year running from May 1 through April 30. Emergency actions,which may impact the regs, can occur at anytime within the fishing year.
Forum: Northeast
04-28-2017, 03:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,896
Posted By Codfisher

https://www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/reg...

https://www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/regs/infodocs/multscharterparty.pdf

In the current fishing year, Haddock in the GOM RMA is open May 1- Feb 28 AND April 15 - 30
for all recreational...
Forum: Northeast
04-08-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 24,083
Posted By Codfisher

Too many blue dogs

Too many blue dogs
Forum: Northeast
03-17-2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,592
Posted By Codfisher

After an hour of trying to pull this 800 lb beast...

After an hour of trying to pull this 800 lb beast through the tuna door we gave up and called in a couple buddies on another boat. Never had a problem before with up to 500 lb fish just pulling them...
Forum: Northeast
03-14-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,991
Posted By Codfisher

The only way a recreational angler could retain a...

The only way a recreational angler could retain a tuna >73" would be by declaring the fish to be the vessel's trophy fish for the year. Lacking this designation, recreational anglers (which may...
Forum: Northeast
03-13-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,991
Posted By Codfisher

Regardless of your home port, if you want to...

Regardless of your home port, if you want to catch and sell tuna (or any shell/fin fish),your boat must have a current USCG Commercial Vessel Safety Inspecton sticker. This reg even apples to...
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