National Fisherman

National Fisherman - August 2015

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Talking trash

By Jessica Hathaway

Call them discards. Call it bycatch. Whatever you call it, it’s possibly the dirtiest little secret in fishery management. Yes, management. Discards are a signpost of a mismanaged fishery.

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Pair of aces

Purse boats are the workhorses of Chesapeake’s menhaden fleet

By Larry Chowning

Omega Shipyard in Moss Point, Miss., delivered two new 41' 6" x 12' aluminum menhaden purse boats to the Reedville, Va., Omega Protein plant in February. They will be fishing in Chesapeake Bay and offshore.

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00 ATYicon NorthEastLaunching in old-fashioned style;
Maine shop rejuvenates fiberglass


By Michael Crowley

A varnished sign with a painted lobster boat and John’s Bay Boat Co. curving across its top was affixed high up on the wooden door. Inside tables were loaded with the kind of food that quickly gets a hungry guy’s attention — trays of pulled pork, a bean concoction, desserts, salads, a bucket of cold beer on the floor.

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Alaska & Pacific / WHITING

Recruitment and quota continue to rise;
unrest in Russia and Ukraine mars price


By Charlie Ess

West Coast whiting trawlers can expect a harvest similar to last year’s in terms of TAC, and prices will adjust to market volumes from the Chilean hake harvest and other countries producing competing whitefish.

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When routine goes awry

From U.S. Coast Guard reports

The skipper and two deckhands of a 35-foot gillnetter loaded 2,000 pounds of ice and headed south off the Southern California coast for a nearshore white sea bass trip.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 3/10/15

In this episode, Online Editor Leslie Taylor talks with Mike McLouglin, vice president of Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear.

National Fisherman Live: 2/24/15

In this episode:

March date set for disaster aid dispersal
Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received

Inside the Industry

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is partnering with restaurants throughout the region for an Out of the Blue promotion of cape shark, also known as dogfish. Starting Friday, July 3 and running until Sunday, July 12, cape shark will be available at each participating restaurant during the 10-day event. Cape shark is abundant and well deserving of a wider market.



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As a joint Gulf of Mexico states seafood marketing effort sails into the sunset, the program’s Marketing Director has left for a job in the private seafood sector. Joanne McNeely Zaritsky, the former Marketing Director of the Gulf State Marketing Coalition, has joined St. Petersburg, FL based domestic seafood processor Captain’s Fine Foods as its new business development director to promote its USA shrimp product line.

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