National Fisherman

National Fisherman - December 2009

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Luck favors the prepared

Repairs on the fly are part of life at sea and work in a highly regulated industry. Any seasoned fisherman has jury-rigged his way through at least a set, if not a trip or a season. However, temporary repairs also tempt fate.

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Alaska/Pacific Dungeness

Crabbers await processor negotiations
to see if three-year high is peak price

A smaller harvest and markets hungry for live Dungeness crab pushed ex-vessel prices off the charts for the West Coast fleet. Whether prices keep climbing remains to be seen.

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No end of fish

Say what you want about Daniel Pauly; he knows how to get your attention.

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National Fisherman's 2009 Highliners

Nothing about fishing is getting easier, other than getting out of it, yet we continue to find people who thrive on it and wouldn't do anything else.

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Northeast

38-footer finally going fishing; orders flood into Maine builder

At Finestkind Boatyard in Harpswell, Maine, Mark Hubbard and his crew are turning a Young Brothers 38-foot lobster yacht that was built in 1986 into a lobster boat.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 11/06/14

In this episode:

NOAA report touts 2013 landings, value increases
Panama fines GM salmon company Aquabounty
Gulf council passes Reef Fish Amendment 40
Maine elver quota cut by 2,000 pounds
Offshore mussel farm would be East Coast’s first

 

Inside the Industry

Fishermen in Western Australia captured astonishing footage this week as a five-meter-long great white shark tried to steal their catch, ramming into the side of their boat.
 
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EAST SAND ISLAND, Oregon—Alexa Piggott is crawling through a dark, dusty, narrow tunnel on this 62-acre island at the mouth of the Columbia River. On the ground above her head sit thousands of seabirds. Piggott, a crew leader with Bird Research Northwest, is headed for an observation blind from which she'll be able to count them.
 
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