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Mixed Catch 

jerryJerry Fraser is NF's publisher and former editor.

 

 

The official christening of the 184-foot longliner Northern Leader, the subject of our September issue cover story, took place in Seattle yesterday, drawing hundreds of folks to the event. Guests attending the celebration were treated to tours of the vessel and lunch at Pier 91 at the Port of Seattle. They also heard a variety of speakers, including U.S. senators from Washington and Alaska offer a few words to commemorate the happy occasion.

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Here at NF, we're focused on the health of the fishing industry. But we also try to pay attention to the health of the people in the industry, too.

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So I got married 10 days ago, exchanging I do's with my lovely bride, Kelley — a fisherman's daughter, no less. How's that for dedication to the industry?

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While the average American is contemplating whether to grill up hot dogs, hamburgers or both for their Fourth of July celebration, commercial fishermen in Alaska's Bristol Bay have salmon on the brain.

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The value of collaborative research projects in which scientists and fishermen work together to collect fisheries data is becoming increasingly clear. And you need look no further than our August issue for a good example.

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It's said that the orange lobster is extremely rare — reportedly the chances of seeing one are about one in 10 million. But one of the rare bugs, whose color is caused by a genetic defect, made its way into a lobster trap in the Bay of Fundy on Friday.

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Sad news out of Alaska yesterday, as the Coast Guard announced it was suspending the active search for a 25-year-old man who went overboard from the Juneau-based F/V Swift near Porpoise Island, 40 miles west of Juneau, late Monday night.

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Father's Day is this Sunday, June 16, and happily, Phillip Tuttle will get to celebrate it with his family. That prospect didn't seem so certain this past weekend when the 90-year-old Long Point, Maine, lobsterman's boat ran aground on ledges.

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Our August boatbuilding story, which you'll find on page 28, is a good-news story for several reasons. For one, anytime our longtime field editor Larry Chowning, who pens our Around the Yards South column, delivers a boatbuilding story, it's good news. Larry has shared his knowledge and affection for the region's vessels and boatbuilders with NF readers for many years.

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The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute's April Seafood Market Bulletin offers interesting insights about the value of Alaska salmon as it is caught, processed, shipped and sold to consumers.

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Page 12 of 33

Inside the Industry

Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.

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The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.

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