National Fisherman

National Fisherman - May 2008

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Letting go

Based on U.S. Coast Guard reports.

A vessel casualty can occur quickly and at any time. The circumstances leading to a casualty are not always easy to identify, nor can they always be predicted. The task is knowing how to react in a given situation.

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Gulf/South Atlantic Blue Crab

Louisiana crabbers enjoy abundance,
but drought taking toll in N. Carolina

Louisiana is back — although in truth, it never really went away.

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Landings data go just so far

How come we haven't seen this one in the New York Times?

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National Fisherman's 2008 Highliners

We've never sat down and tried to come up with a creed for National Fisherman Highliners, but something along the order of "whatever it takes" or perhaps, "rising to the occasion," might fill the bill.

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Northeast

Museum saves Maine dragger, rebuilt icon to launch in May

Many of New England's wooden eastern-rigged draggers have ended up on a mud bank where they slowly rotted away or were hoisted out of the water, chain-sawed up and then burned. But not the Roann, a 60-foot eastern-rigged dragger, designed by Albert Condon and built at the Newbert & Wallace Shipyard in Thomaston, Maine, in 1947.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14

In this episode, Bruce Buls, WorkBoat's technical editor, interviews Long Island lobsterman John Aldridge, who survived for 12 hours after falling overboard in the dead of night. Aldridge was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Pacific Marine Expo, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.

Inside the Industry

NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.

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Fishermen in Western Australia captured astonishing footage this week as a five-meter-long great white shark tried to steal their catch, ramming into the side of their boat.
 
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