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

(Bloomberg) — Millions of dead fish stretched out over 200 kilometers of central Vietnamese beaches are posing the biggest test so far for the new government.

The Communist administration led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has been criticized on social media for a lack of transparency and slow response, with thousands protesting Sunday in major cities and provincial areas.

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The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association released their board of directors election results last week.

The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.

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