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: 11/06/14

In this episode:

NOAA report touts 2013 landings, value increases
Panama fines GM salmon company Aquabounty
Gulf council passes Reef Fish Amendment 40
Maine elver quota cut by 2,000 pounds
Offshore mussel farm would be East Coast’s first

 

Inside the Industry

EAST SAND ISLAND, Oregon—Alexa Piggott is crawling through a dark, dusty, narrow tunnel on this 62-acre island at the mouth of the Columbia River. On the ground above her head sit thousands of seabirds. Piggott, a crew leader with Bird Research Northwest, is headed for an observation blind from which she'll be able to count them.
 
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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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