National Fisherman

National Fisherman — November 2014

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National Fisherman's 2014 Highliners

By Linc Bedrosian

This year, we’re recognizing three fishermen from east of the Mississippi for their contributions to their industry and communities.

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Bringing out the best

By Jessica Hathaway

As small as this industry seems at times, every year when we set out to name our Highliners, we end up with a short list of nominations that runs mighty long. In the years that I’ve gotten to know the people who comprise this industry, I’ve met fishermen from all walks of life. What they have in common is an abundance of passion and respect for the natural world, which provides for them (as well as the rest of us).

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00 ATYicon NorthEastLobstermen race for charity and raise
$5,000 for MS as season winds down

By Michael Crowley

Sixty-one boats came to the line on Sunday, Aug. 18, for the ninth and final race of Maine’s 2014 lobster-boat-racing circuit. As in past years, the event was held in Portland to benefit the Greater New England chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Alaska & Pacific Pollock

Alaska product holds strong in Europe
despite added competition from Russia

By Charlie Ess

Customers are buying plenty of high-quality, single-frozen U.S. pollock fillets, even as cheaper, twice-frozen Russian product makes its way into the European marketplace.

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From U.S.
Coast Guard reports


At 6 a.m. one mid-January day, a 76-foot steel-hulled trawler was motoring for home south of Montauk, N.Y., battling high winds and 13- to 15-foot following seas, which were breaking over the port quarter.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 10/21/14

In this episode:

North Pacific Council adjusts observer program
Fishermen: bluefin fishing best in 10 years
Catch limit raised for Bristol Bay red king crab
Canadian fishermen fight over lobster size rules
River conference addresses Dead Zone cleanup

National Fisherman Live: 10/7/14

In this episode, National Fisherman Publisher Jerry Fraser talks about the 1929 dragger Vandal.

 

Inside the Industry

NOAA and its fellow Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have announced the signing of a formal Record of Decision to implement a gulf restoration plan. The 44 projects, totaling an estimated $627 million, will restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses and oyster beds.

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The Golden Gate Salmon Association will host its 4th Annual Marin County Dinner at Marin Catholic High School, 675 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Kentfield on Friday, Oct 10, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

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