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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Inside the Industry

The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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The Marine Stewardship Council has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director. Critchlow will be based in the MSC US headquarters in Seattle. He is a former vice president of Lusamerica Foods and has over 35 years in the seafood industry.

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