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 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced last week the sixth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to foster innovations that support sustainable fisheries in the United States. 

The goal of the Fisheries Innovation Fund is to sustain fishermen and fishing communities while simultaneously rebuilding fish stocks.

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Alaskan Leader Fisheries will give Inmarsat’s new high-speed broadband maritime communications service, Fleet Xpress, a try on the 150-foot longline cod catcher/processor Alaskan Leader.

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