National Fisherman


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

 

The editorial staff of National Fisherman has seen so many pitches and previews of fishing-inspired films and documentaries come over the transom in the last year that we keep half-jokingly tossing around the idea of hosting a film festival.

All kidding aside, it's great to see the industry reaching out to the masses via this influential and moving medium.

In the upcoming December issue of National Fisherman, be sure to read our review of "The Fish Belong to the People," a documentary of the New England groundfish fleet.

In the meantime, if you get the chance to see the film, don't miss it!

Until then, get your fishing film fix with this short video by John Mangiapane Jr., the son of a San Diego swordfisherman, "My Father the Fisherman." (John Sr.'s delicious recipe for sardine spaghetti is featured in our July issue Galley Watch, p. 13.)

Inside the Industry

The Downeast Salmon Federation has received a major grant from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities to ensure and improve the water quality of eastern Maine’s most important rivers, according to the Ellsworth American.

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Louisiana crab fishermen and their catch are feeling the pressure of a downturn in the state economy, and a resulting upturn of people entering the fishery.

“It’s a crazy business right now,” said Pete Gerica, the New Orleans fisherman who now serves as president or the Louisiana Crab Task Force, a legislatively-created board of industry voices that makes recommendations to state government.

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