National Fisherman

top10 octEach day, our editors scour news outlets from across the nation and the globe to find and share with you the most interesting and most relevant stories about commercial fishing. We update our site each morning with the latest news on regulations, sustainability and market trends -- everything you need to make informed decisions about your business.

But we know it's not always possible for those who work at sea to check in with us daily. So we're starting a new feature where each month, we will compile the 10 most-read online news stories from the past 30 days. Learn what your colleagues are reading and never miss a hot story with this handy list of our best-read content.

Top 10 stories in October

1. Fishermen land 912-pound 'fish of a lifetime'

2. Shark jumps in boat

3. Shutdown may hit Alaska "Deadliest Catch" fishery

4. B.C. sardine fishery in sudden collapse

5. High sea rescue caught on video

6. Three rescued from sinking fishing vessel

7. Sinking survivor says victim saved him

8. Fla. judge overturns ban on gillnet fishing

9. Two pulled from water after boat sinks

10. Fishermen licensed to round up farmed salmon


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Inside the Industry

NMFS recently released a draft action plan for fish discard and release mortality science, creating a list of actions that they hope can better inform fisheries.

We know that fishermen have to deal with bycatch by discarding or releasing unwanted catch overboard, but there is a data gap regarding how those fish survive.


A new study has identified a set of features common to all ocean ecosystems that provide a visual diagnosis of the health of the underwater environment coastal communities rely on.

Together, the features detail cumulative effects of threats -- such as overfishing, pollution, and invasive species,  allowing responders to act faster to increase ocean resiliency and sustainability.

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