National Fisherman

National Fisherman - October 2014

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NF Around the Yards NORTHEASTMaine boatyard finishes off a big 46;
lobsterman goes for proven design

By Michael Crowley

The Haulin’ Ash is big, no doubt about it. “People couldn’t believe how big it was. It was big in the boatshop, but once it got in the water, it was huge,” says Wesley D. Lash.


Atlantic & Gulf oysters

Virginia's rising production fills void,
reverses trend with Louisiana suppliers

By Kirk Moore

Virginia oyster producers saw another year of landings growth in 2013 — good enough for Chesapeake Bay to export to Louisiana dealers still grappling with shortages after years of hurricane damage and the 2010 BP oil spill.


Still making history

New Bedford, Mass., once the nation's
whaling capital, thrives as a modern fishing port

By Linc Bedrosian

When the 173-year-old whaling bark Charles W. Morgan sailed into New Bedford, Mass., on a cloudy July day, it made an impression on Whaling City native Jim Kendall, a veteran fishermen's advocate.


Don’t leave your post

Early in the afternoon one balmy Gulf Coast day a 122-foot steel tugboat was pushing four loaded, open-hopper rock barges and a crane barge heading out to the gulf via the Biloxi, Miss., shipping channel.


Crew shifts

By Jessica Hathaway

The NF staff has been in a cycle of constant change for more than a year now. We have moved around our building several times as our offices have been renovated and our company accommodates rapid growth.


National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 9/9/14

In this episode:

Seafood Watch upgrades status of 21 fish species
Calif. bill attacking seafood mislabeling approved
Ballot item would protect Bristol Bay salmon
NOAA closes cod, yellowtail fishing areas
Pacific panel halves young bluefin harvest

National Fisherman Live: 8/26/14

In this episode, National Fisherman Publisher Jerry Fraser talks about his early days dragging for redfish on the Vandal.

Inside the Industry

More than a dozen higher education institutions and federal and local fishery management agencies and organizations in American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Hawaii have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at building the capacity of the U.S. Pacific Island territories to manage their fisheries and fishery-related resources.


PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative has appointed Matt Jacobson as its new executive director.
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