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New Hampshire Fish and Game Lobster Tagged and Released on 9/21/12, Caught By our Lobsterman Dave Jewell In Gloucester On 11/12/12

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Dave Jewell skipper of the Lady J came in a couple of nights ago and handed me this tag which was attached to a lobster and the coordinates of where he caught it off Gloucester MA on November 12, 2012.

There was a telephone number on the other side of the tag which I plugged into Google and it came up as the number to New Hampshire Fish and Game.  So I then Googled New Hampshire Fish and Game Lobster Tag and came up with this result

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So then contacting Josh Carloni from New Hampshire Fish and Game’s Lobster Tag program I asked him more about the program and if there was any info he could give as to where the lobster that Dave caught was released or if we could put together a google map to show how far it traveled from September 21st to November 12th-

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If you have a press release about it or a google map of where certain lobsters were released and where they have been reported, that would be something that would get people excited.  anything visual has great impact.

an interactive google map would be really fun.

especially if you can put this particular lobster on there from where it was released to where it was caught.

Dave caught the lobster at Lat/Long 42.41.8/ 70.25.4

This was the info from Joshua about when it was released and the program itself-

Joey,
That lobster was tagged on 9/21 near the Isles of Shoals (42 57.186, 70 35.823), it was a female spent egger with a v-notch and it was 93.8mm.  I just had someone put your coordinates into google earth and it appears that lobster moved 20 miles.  If you would like to add something to your blog that would be great.

We’re trying to identify areas in New Hampshire with aggregations of large reproductive females and then track their movement.  It appears the Isles of Shoals area has a large number of large females with eggs and we would like to know why they are there and their associated movement.  Though we’ll be looking a variety of other information from this study, this is the major objective.  We’ll also be tagging smaller females and some males so that we can compare their movements with the larger animals and identify if they’re undertaking seasonal migrations.

We hope to tag a total of 2400 lobsters by November of  2013.  So far we’ve tagged approximately 550 lobsters and we have recapture information from approximately 70 lobsters.  A couple of lobsters have been reported travelling to the Gloucester area and two more lobsters were reported in the Portland ME area.  We really want to spread the word so that fishermen will report tags when the catch them.  There will be a raffle held in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and winners of the raffles (three winners each year) will win a 50 dollar gift certificate to New England Marine Industrial or a Grundens sweatshirt

Dana Johnson Created This Google Map Showing Where The Lobster Was Tagged and Released and Where Dave Caught It 7 Weeks Later After Traveling 20 Miles-

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My suggestion to Josh is instead of simply having a page where the fishermen can report lobsters caught with tags that he create a page with maps and info of every lobster released and caught with the names of the fishermen that caught them so they can generate more interest in the results with the fishermen as well as the general public and the people who are funding the studies.

Savour Pre-Opening Party Pics- Swing By Tomorrow For The Public Opening

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Dear Joey,

Thursday November 15, marks the day that Savour Wine and Cheese opened its doors at the new location, 76 Prospect Street in Gloucester, a space almost triple the size of the shop previously at 24 Washington Street.  The opening comes fourteen months to the day after a fire destroyed the location on Washington Street, along with Beach Gourmet, and unfortunately displaced five families from their homes.

Kathleen Erickson, co-owner and resident wine expert is back with her highly trained staff ready to offer their expertise and insight with food pairings. Erickson is a certified sommelier with a highly educated palate, allowing her to relate easily to a wide variety of wine preferences. “A good sommelier is like a coach,” says Erickson, “she has to be able to scout out good wines and match them with the buyer’s individual taste.” She is teaming up in the new location with Skip Cribari, who is from a long line of wine makers in California, owned his own vineyard in the Finger Lakes region in New York for six years, and was the wine educator for Winebow Boston for six years.

Patrons of the previous location will remember the state-of-the-art wine kiosks from Napa Technology, offering the unique experience to try before you buy. The machines are back along with the full service deli counter offering artisanal meats and cheeses and an extensive variety of hard to find, unique, small-productions wines at a great value. New features at the shop include a strong selection of craft brewed beers, refillable gourmet olive oil and vinegar, and small batch coffee which Erickson described by saying, “When I call in an order they custom roast it for me that day.”

Beach Gourmet has also found a new home in the new location offering a exhibition kitchen where Matthew Beach and his team of gourmet chefs can work in view of the patrons. Beach said they are going to be offering cooking classes in addition to a chef’s table where patrons will be able to sample a variety of dishes and wine pairings. Beach Gourmet continues to offer catering for events.

“This has been a long and trying rebuild,” said Erickson, “There are many people within the community to whom we owe many thanks.” Local builders and craftsmen came together to complete this project in just over a year. Savour would like to extend a special thank you to general contractor Bill Elwell and Associate, maker Marcel Albanese of Studio F. Kia, plumber Shawn Griffin, Morris Heating, Joe Latorre, Spittle Electrical, Properly Painted, the City of Gloucester Zoning Board, Licensing Board and City Council. We’d also like to extend a special thank you to Mike Luster and his associates at Rockport National Bank, and Shirley Morgan and all the other individual donors.

Sincerely,

Kathleen Erickson

Savour Wine and Cheese

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