National Fisherman

Mixed Catch 

lincIn Mixed Catch, NF Senior Editor Linc Bedrosian spotlights a wide range of commercial fishing-related news items from coast to coast.

Diane Wilson is no stranger to National Fisherman. A fourth generation shrimper from Seadrift, Texas, she has always fought for what she believes is right.

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Apparently, Mother Nature is a big April Fools Day fan. The calendar says it's spring, but Mama N. decided it would be hilarious to drop lots of heavy, wet snow on those of us residing in the Northeast. Ha-ha! Good one!

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Gas prices are creeping north towards the $4 a gallon mark again, aren't they?
Here in Portland, Maine, gas prices are ranging from $3.45 to $3.59. West Coast motorists are likely envious.

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The Feb. 25 fishermen's rally that took place in St. Petersburg, Fla., took place a day after the anniversary of the national fishermen's rally held last year in Washington, D.C. Do you wonder how effective last year's rally was?

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Northeast groundfishermen have finally gotten something they've wanted for a long time — national media exposure highlighting the controversy surrounding NOAA enforcement practices.

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Listen up, Baby New Year! You've got a big job ahead of you, because 2010 wasn't the kindest year for the U.S. commercial fishing industry.

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Dear Buddy the Elf,

Season's Greetings, Buddy. Bear with me — I know Christmas is Saturday and you and Santa and the other elves are out straight at the North Pole Christmas compound.

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Got a hankering for lobster? There's an app for that.

Yup, if you own an Apple iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, your hunger for lobster can be sated by the folks at Dorr Lobster Co. in Milbridge, Maine. The family operation has gone high tech in an effort to carve out a niche in the highly competitive lobster industry.

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Alaska wild-caught salmon is definitely in fashion these days — one need only get a load of what Copper River salmon commands for price to understand that. But now the word is the state's prized fish has the opportunity to become fashion.

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The North Pacific Fishery Management Council in October tackled a thorny subject — funding observer coverage.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 2/26/15

In this episode, National Fisherman's Online Editor Leslie Taylor speaks with Rick Constantine, vice president of marketing, Acme United Corporation, about Cuda corrosion resistant knives.

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

Today Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced legislation to extend a permanent exemption for incidental runoff from small commercial fishing boats.

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The National Working Waterfront Network is now accepting abstracts and session proposals for the next National Working Waterfronts & Waterways Symposium, taking place Nov. 16-19 in Tampa, Fla. The deadline is Tax Day, April 15.

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