National Fisherman


The Rudderpost 

jesJes Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman magazine and NationalFisherman.com.

 

Yesterday Commerce Secretary Gary Locke officially approved the Arctic Fishery Management Plan recommended by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.

Also yesterday, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski held a Senate field hearing on the topic in Anchorage.

Whether or not you had the opportunity to attend that hearing, you might want to sign up for the International Arctic Fisheries Symposium, coming up in October.

This gathering is going to look at all aspects of Arctic stocks and management. It is critical that fishermen be represented in the mix of scientists, fishery managers, conservationists and representatives of non-profit organizations.

OCT. 19-21
International Arctic Fisheries Symposium
Managing Resources for a Changing Arctic
Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska
Contact: Nancy Hemsath
Institute of the North
509 West Third Ave., Suite 107
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
tel. (907) 771-2443
nhemsath@institutenorth.org
www.nprb.org/iafs2009

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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