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Consultation on fishing convention measure proposals Consultation on fishing convention measure proposals Implementing the International Labour Organisation’s Work in Fishing convention (ILO 188) would also give a framework The MCA has launched a public consultation on measures which would address all aspects of living and working conditions on fishing vessels, including decent crew accommodation, work agreements, medical fitness of seafarers and medical care on board. Regular payment of wages or payment of another type in accordance with the fisherman’s work agreement would also be required. by Maritime and Coastguard Agency Posted on 17 Nov Garmin announces ECHOMAP Plus chartplotter and sonar combos Garmin announces ECHOMAP Plus chartplotter and sonar combos These connectivity features make it possible for anglers to purchase the latest map and study it to plan their next trip Building on the success of its predecessor series, ECHOMAP CHIRP, the new ECHOMAP Plus features powerful sonar capabilities, preloaded charts and mapping, and built-in WiFi® for access to the new Garmin ActiveCaptainTM marine app for the ultimate connected boating experience. by Garmin Posted on 17 Nov HOOK² - The world's easiest fishfinder HOOK² - The world's easiest fishfinder The new HOOK² series of fishfinder/chartplotters removes the guesswork so you can make the most of your time on water Delivering a game changing standard for ease of use and affordability, the new HOOK² series of fishfinder/chartplotters removes the guesswork so you can make the most of your time on the water. by Lowrance Posted on 17 Nov Most household cleaners are unsafe to use on a boat Most household cleaners are unsafe to use on a boat A clean boat provides the same level of accomplishment and pride as a spotless home A clean boat provides the same level of accomplishment and pride as a spotless home, but the products used to get to that point are vastly different. Shurhold Industries, the leader in marine cleaners and maintenance tools, offers a set of Clean-N-Simple Tips to help owners keep their vessels in showroom-like condition. by Martin Flory Group Posted on 17 Nov New high-speed patrol vessel to target persistent night-time poachers New high-speed patrol vessel to target persistent night-time poachers Fishers poaching from no-take green zones at night can expect to have their cover blown by new high-speed patrol vessel Fishers poaching from no-take green zones at night can expect to have their cover blown by a new high-speed patrol vessel armed with night detection technology. by GBRMPA Media Posted on 17 Nov NOAA and partners assess coral reef damage following Hurricane Irma NOAA and partners assess coral reef damage following Hurricane Irma Science divers surveyed more than 50 sites, from Biscayne Bay to the Marquesas, and found widespread damage to sponges Preliminary reports from the team found extensive shifting of sand and heavy sediment accumulation, which can smother and prevent corals from getting enough sunlight, as well as some structural damage to individual corals and the reef itself. by NOAA Fisheries Posted on 16 Nov High tech on the high seas High tech on the high seas The acoustic array consists of a series of hydrophones (underwater microphones) that are towed behind the ship. Scientists monitor the sounds by listening with headphones and watching a visual representation of the sounds known as a spectrogram because some sounds cannot be heard by the human ear. Using these two techniques, the acoustics team can determine when a vocalizing whale or dolphin is present and what species it is based on various characteristics of their sounds. by NOAA Fisheries Posted on 16 Nov Navico expands Track offerings Navico expands Track offerings Navico expanded range of reporting and connectivity options offered by its Track telemetry system with all-new Track HD. Navico, parent company to leading marine electronics brands Lowrance, Simrad, and B&G, has expanded the range of reporting and connectivity options offered by its Track telemetry system, with the all-new Track HD. by Laura Tolmay Posted on 15 Nov A quick guide to soft plastics A quick guide to soft plastics Scented soft plastics seem to have advantage as fish sometimes pick up a motionless scented soft plastic off the bottom Lure action is everything! Although soft plastics are available in a myriad of colours, shapes, and patterns, their success mostly comes down to action. It’s the kicking, beating or erratic twitch of a soft plastic tail or appendage that entices fish to strike. Select plastics that are supple and create plenty of movement with the slightest twitch. by Jarvis Walker Posted on 14 Nov Lowrance® introduces new Hook2 Series Lowrance® introduces new Hook2 Series Lowrance® announced new HOOK2 series of fishfinders/chartplotters, a new standard for ease of use and affordability. Lowrance®, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957, announced today the new HOOK2 series of fishfinders/chartplotters, delivering a new standard for ease of use and affordability. by Andrew Golden Posted on 14 Nov Cast Stainless Steel Steering Wheels will likely outlive boat Cast Stainless Steel Steering Wheels will likely outlive boat Quality craftsmanship and a feel of stability is immediately noticed when grasping a Vision FX marine steering wheel Quality craftsmanship and a feel of stability is immediately noticed when grasping a Schmitt & Ongaro Vision Elite or Vision FX marine steering wheel. Ideal for any boat, they're attractive, yet incredibly strong and durable. by Martin Flory Group Posted on 14 Nov Aquila 36 Power Catamaran - Alternate Aft Deck Module Layouts Aquila 36 Power Catamaran - Alternate Aft Deck Module Layouts When we reviewed the Aquila 36 Powerboat originally, we were very impressed with the 'Great Entertainer' When we reviewed the Aquila 36 Powerboat originally, we were very impressed with the 'Great Entertainer' as we called it. Here was a spacious vessel, capable of taking a family and guests to all the best spots quickly, comfortably and with an ambience of grace and style that not many vessels are capable of competing with. by John Curnow Posted on 13 Nov Coast Guard tows disabled fishing vessel off New Hampshire coast Coast Guard tows disabled fishing vessel off New Hampshire coast USCG towed adrift 65ft fishing troller to Gloucester Harbor after becoming disabled about 30m off coast of New Hampshire The Coast Guard towed an adrift 65-foot fishing troller to Gloucester Harbor after becoming disabled about 30 miles off the coast of New Hampshire, Friday. by U.S. Coast Guard 1st District Northeast Posted on 12 Nov Season reminder Season reminder Fisheries may be closed at spawning times to protect breeding stock or to limit the catch for a fishery. The calamari and squid closure area from Lemon Rock (south of Wineglass Bay) to the northern end of Marion Bay will re-open for fishing from 15 November. by DPIPWE Fishing Posted on 11 Nov Tasmanian sea fishing guide Tasmanian sea fishing guide The Tasmanian Sea Fishing Guide is the essential phone app for anyone going recreational sea fishing in Tasmania. The Tas Fish Guide app will cache map data for areas previously viewed by you on your device. To have access to map data when fishing in areas out of phone reception, view these areas whilst you have coverage, prior to going fishing. by DPIPWE Fishing Posted on 11 Nov IMAS wants your fish frames IMAS wants your fish frames The frames are used to assess the age and length of the fish and if the gut is attached, the sex, maturity and diet. Become a citizen scientist by providing your fish frames to IMAS to bolster biological information on these species in Tasmanian waters. by DPIPWE Fishing Posted on 11 Nov Rock lobster fishery – Paralytic shellfish toxin closures Rock lobster fishery – Paralytic shellfish toxin closures The area from a line through Lighthouse Bay at 147° 09' west to Whale Head has been included in this closure The area from a line through Lighthouse Bay at 147° 09' west to Whale Head has been included in this closure as part of maintaining the sustainability of this fishery. Significant concentration of effort and catch in very small area could create long term localised depletion of rock lobster stock in this area. by DPIPWE Fishing Posted on 11 Nov Coast Guard fire department rescue 3 from boat grounded off Gloucester Coast Guard fire department rescue 3 from boat grounded off Gloucester The lobster boat's owner hailed Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders on VHF Ch.16 at about 4:30 a.m. The Coast Guard and Gloucester Fire Department rescued three men Thursday from a lobster boat after it ran aground in the vicinity of Eastern Point Lighthouse. The lobster boat's owner hailed Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders on VHF Ch.16 at about 4:30 a.m. reporting his vessel was hard aground, and there were no injuries. by Coast Guard First District Northeast Posted on 10 Nov Fisheries data collection through the years Fisheries data collection through the years They need to collect accurate data on the location, population size, age structure, and identity of the fish they catch. Scientists used pen and paper to collect information about fish aboard the NOAA Ship Albatross IV in the 1960s. Here, fish are caught and dumped from the net into the “checker,” where the scientists sort the fish by species and take basic measurements. These paper tallies were often conducted at the mercy of the elements, as wind and waves drowned out voices. by NOAA Fisheries Posted on 10 Nov The Great Lakes – A national treasure The Great Lakes – A national treasure More than a century of active industry has left unfortunate legacy of damaged or destroyed wetlands and degraded habitat The Lakes draw $4 billion in recreation and tourism activity and provide 1.5 million water-related jobs. If the Great Lakes were a country, the region’s economy would rival Japan’s, with a $4.5 trillion gross regional product. by NOAA Fisheries Posted on 10 Nov
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