2014 Year in Review
It’s been a productive year for this great American industry. Near-record runs of sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay followed the record pink salmon runs in Alaska last year. Bristol Bay salmon fishermen also won a critical battle in the fight over Alaska’s proposed Pebble Mine. East Coast bluefin fishermen scored a victory at ICCAT after years of successful conservation.
New ideas for wood-glass lobster boat;
Fishermen favor this Down East yard
By Michael Crowley
Richard Stanley is a firm believer in the idea that nothing goes through the water nicer than a wooden boat. It’s not an idle notion born in some wistful romantic moment. Nope, Stanley, now 52, has been building wooden boats since he was a kid.
Red snapper landings, price rise;
tough times for blue crab, oyster
Fisheries for the Gulf of Mexico’s two top finfish continued their winning streak, with improvements in both landings and, according to reports from fishermen, ex-vessel prices.
Red snapper fishermen landed 99.2 percent of the overall commercial IFQ quota, compared to 97.1 percent in 2013, according to NMFS data. In September, red snapper were bringing fishermen $4.74 to $5 a pound in Louisiana, well above the 2013 gulfwide ex-vessel average of $3.88.
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
Today Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced legislation to extend a permanent exemption for incidental runoff from small commercial fishing boats.
The National Working Waterfront Network is now accepting abstracts and session proposals for the next National Working Waterfronts & Waterways Symposium, taking place Nov. 16-19 in Tampa, Fla. The deadline is Tax Day, April 15.Read more...