PDA

View Full Version : East Coast commercail fishing tips needed please.



MichelD
07-04-2006, 04:22 AM
Hi Folks,

My name is Michel and I've been freelancing for 11 years.

I specialize in the commercial fishing industry and seafood field.

I'm in Vancouver, B.C. and usually write with a Pacific Coast focus.

I have an assignment from an international fishing industry magazine though, due on the 16th and they want an overall North American fishery round-up kind of yarn.

My personal informational "black hole" is the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast Where would I start looking for info on the main species caught, tonnage landed and main markets of products in that reigon?

Thanks,

Michel

Branwyn
07-04-2006, 05:27 AM
Answer.com or google I suppose.

Tish Davidson
07-04-2006, 05:40 AM
Gulf Coast Commercial Fishermen's Newsletter
http://msucares.com/newsletters/gulf/200601.html Jan 06
http://msucares.com/newsletters/gulf/200603.html March 06

Comes out of Mississippi State University, so you could probably call the editor and find out other related sources.

Effects if Hurricane Katrina on Gulf Coast Fisheries April 2006
http://led.state.la.us/uploads/pdf/katrina041706.pdf

NOAA Office of Sustainable Fisheries (US)
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/fishingregs_info.htm

Northeast Fisheries Science Center (US)
http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/