National Fisherman


National Fisherman - August 2008

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Caught short

Cutting corners is not always a bad idea, as long as you've weighed carefully what can go wrong if you don't follow standard procedures or the normal route, and can focus on the alternative action without being distracted.

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Northeast Groundfish

New England fishery managers seem powerless to chart groundfish course

The decision to push changes to New England's groundfish management regime back to 2010 darkens the outlook for many fishermen.

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NMFS' new angle on data

To the surprise of the few — and chagrin of the many — NMFS in early June proposed licensing recreational saltwater fishermen by means of a National Saltwater Angler Registry.

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Group(er) effort

Commercial and recreational fishermen make common cause in Florida

By Hoyt Childers

Boat owner Jack Golden stood dockside in early afternoon at Madeira Beach (Fla.) Seafood and watched the crew unloading his longline vessel, Blackjack I. Skipper Herman Ellis had docked Blackjack I about noon with a hold full of red grouper and gag.

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Northeast

T-boned quahogger gets fixed;
Underdog is pushing 1,000 hp

Mike Light knew he had a big project ahead of him when he went next door to what had been the Young Brothers boatshop, measured the doors leading into the building and realized that the fiberglass hull due to arrive by trailer at his shop was too big to go through the doors.

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Inside the Industry

The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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The Marine Stewardship Council has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director. Critchlow will be based in the MSC US headquarters in Seattle. He is a former vice president of Lusamerica Foods and has over 35 years in the seafood industry.

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