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News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: www.undercurrentnews.com

A legislative committee in Augusta, Maine has voted to toughen penalties on lobstermen who fish too many traps or use "sunken trawls", reports the Portland Press Herald. This is part of an industry-supported efforts to crack down on lawbreakers in lobstering in Maine -- an industry worth $500 million last year. “I do think this is going to get people’s attention and will hopefully make people realize that it doesn’t pay to cheat,” said Patrice McCarron, executive director of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association. Lawmakers are considering a suite of requests from the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) for more enforcement tools and tougher sanctions against violators. A bill unanimously endorsed by the Marine Resources Committee, L.D. 575, would allow DMR’s commissioner to order longer license suspensions for lobstermen who violate the laws on the first offense. In some cases it would also permanently revoke the licenses of repeat offenders. For the complete article, click here.

Chihuly Workshop Inc. and Portland Press Inc. | Date: 2012-03-14

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van Klaveren F.,The Biochemical Society | Starley P.,Portland Press Ltd | Davies H.,The Biochemical Society | Marshall A.,Portland Press Ltd | Cole K.,Portland Press Ltd
Biochemist | Year: 2011

In September 2007, a Biochemical Society delegation comprising Professor George Banting (then the Chair of the Biochemical Journal Editorial Board), Professor Peter Shepherd (then the incoming Chair of the Biochemical Journal Editorial Board) and senior Biochemical Society staff visited institutions in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Hong Kong to raise awareness of the Society and its publishing portfolio in China [see The Biochemist, Vol. 29 (December), pp. 24-28]. The relationships established on this trip were further strengthened at the 21st IUBMB and 12th FAOBMB Meeting in Shanghai in August 2009, where a Biochemical Society/Portland Press stand to promote our membership and publishing activities attracted interest from many delegates. These initial steps into China have now reaped rewards with two major initiatives coming to fruition this year. © 2011 The Biochemical Society.

Black C.,Portland Press Ltd
Biochemist | Year: 2012

Bibliometrics is the term used to describe various approaches to analysing measures of the use of academic literature, in particular articles in peer-reviewed journals. More broadly, the topic addresses the validity or otherwise of these measures as indicators of the impact, influence or value of the research being reported. These measures, and in particular the journal Impact Factor, are used as evidence for the quality of research, to make decisions about appointments, to judge a journal editor's success, and (it is assumed) to make funding decisions. Until recently, bibliometrics was mainly about citations, but now it is increasingly common to measure online usage, and even tweets, blogging and user star-ratings when assessing the contribution of a published research article. © 2012 The Biochemical Society.

Oliver R.,Portland Press Ltd
Biochemist | Year: 2010

In December 2009, the US Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President and the White House Open Government Initiative launched a public consultation on Public Access Policy. The Administration sought comments from public on the access to publicly funded research results, such as those that appear in academic and scholarly journal articles. Currently, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) require that research funded by its grants be made available to the public online, free, within 12 months of publication. The Administration canvassed opinion on whether this policy should be extended to other science agencies and, if so, how. © 2010 The Biochemical Society.

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