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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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 3/10/15

In this episode, Online Editor Leslie Taylor talks with Mike McLouglin, vice president of Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear.

National Fisherman Live: 2/24/15

In this episode:

March date set for disaster aid dispersal
Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received

Inside the Industry

NMFS announced two changes in regulations that apply to federal fishing permit holders starting Aug. 26.

First, they have eliminated the requirement for vessel owners to submit “did not fish” reports for the months or weeks when their vessel was not fishing.

Some of the restrictions for upgrading vessels listed on federal fishing permits have also been removed.

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Alaskans will meet with British Columbia’s Minister of Energy and Mines, Bill Bennett, when he visits Juneau next week and will ask him to support an international review of mine developments in northwest British Columbia, upstream from Southeast Alaska along the Taku, Stikine and Unuk transboundary rivers.

Some Alaska fishing and environmental groups believe an international review is the best way to develop specific, binding commitments to ensure clean water, salmon, jobs and traditional and customary practices are not harmed by British Columbia mines and that adequate financial assurances are in place up front to cover long-term monitoring and compensation for damages.

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