The F/V Aaron Melissa preparing to offload fresh, Gulf of Maine groundfish at Pier #1 of the Exchange
Containers of groundfish are stacked & iced onto pallets in the backfield and tagged with the bar coded label
Completed ‘lots’ of groundfish are arranged & displayed in the Exchange’s temperature controlled cooler for inspection by registered buyers
Buyers and sellers are seated at the Exchanges auction room computers preparing for the Internet Auction
The Exchange provides after-auction reprocessing services for our buyer clients to expedite shipments to larger metropolitan cities
Exchange staff ‘steaking’ large pollock for boxing and shipment to the New Fulton Market in New York
The Exchange expedites loading buyers and LTL carriers using our fleet of forklifts and powered pallet jacks
Gloucester Daily Times
Regional fishery council moves toward mandatory e-reporting
SEAN HORGAN STAFF WRITER JULY 16, 2019
The digital age of vessel reporting is on the line and the New England Fishery Management Council is trying to make sure fishermen under its purview answer the call.
The council has embarked on a management strategy that ultimately will require all commercial fishermen holding federal permits for New England council-managed species to file their vessel trip reports electronically rather than by the traditional paper reports.
"The goal is to go to a mandatory electronic reporting system," said Janice Plante, spokeswoman for the council. "But we also know that this is going to present a challenge for some fishermen used to filing paper reports. We're going to need an extended implementation period. NOAA Fisheries and both the Mid-Atlantic council and our council agree on that." rest of story