National Fisherman

National Fisherman - August 2014

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Growing together

By Jessica Hathaway

People talk a lot about the graying of the fleet in the U.S. commercial fishing industry. But everywhere I go, I meet young fishermen, too.


00 ATYicon NorthEastYard launches its 66th wooden boat; fisherman sticks with what he likes

By Michael Crowley

Peter Kass launched his 66th wooden boat at John's Bay Boat Co. in South Bristol, Maine. There were a few skiffs in the beginning, but most of the 66 have been lobster boats — with a few lobster yachts thrown in.


Young man with a plan

At age 11, Tyler Bourg has his Louisiana shrimping life mapped out

By John DeSantis

When playing with his Lego collection or Wii video game system, catching outfield flies in a baseball uniform or rapping along with Lil John tunes he's playing on his iPod, Tyler Bourg acts like a lot of other 11-year-olds.


Sinking at the stern

From U.S. Coast Guard reports

The skipper/owner of a 46-foot scallop boat and his two-man crew were dredging just south of Cape Cod in Nantucket Sound one summer afternoon when the weather rapidly deteriorated. Facing 20-knot winds and 4- to 6-foot waves with an occasional 7-footer rolling in from astern, they hauled in the gear and made for home.


Gulf/South Atlantic Summer Flounder

North Carolina summer flounder harvesters still face logistical challenges despite recovery

by Hoyt Childers

In terms of biology, summer flounder surely rates nine out of 10. NMFS declared summer flounder rebuilt in 2010, and a 2013 benchmark stock assessment found fishing mortality was well below maximum limits with the spawning biomass "just below" the target of 137.55 million pounds.


National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 7/29/14

In this episode:

  • Dismal Kenai king return prompts closures
  • State, feds unveil salmon restoration plans
  • Slow start for Maine’s lobster season
  • Va. oyster harvest up 25 percent in 2013
  • Fishermen tangle lines in snapper battle

National Fisherman Live: 7/17/14

In this episode, National Fisherman's Boats & Gear Editor Michael Crowley talks with Mike Hillers about the Simrad PX Multisensor.


Inside the Industry

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

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Red Snapper Advisory Panel Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the council office — 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, in Tampa, Fla. 


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