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
NOAA touts upgrades to fish trip reporting
NOAA Fisheries has updated the online method for groundfishermen to notify regulators of upcoming fishing trips, saying it should help even the playing field in the selection of vessels for observer coverage.
The system, known as PTNS for pre-trip notification system, specifically was redesigned to address the inflexibility of the current notification system and make it easier for fishermen to adapt to changes in monitoring requirements, according to regulators.
The new system, which has taken a technical team more than a year to develop, is set to go online in late April, in time for the May 1 opening of the 2018 fishing season, NOAA Fisheries said. rest of story