National Fisherman


National Fisherman - December 2012

Prospects of another late season start, price wrangling put crabbers in a pinch

Alaska & Pacific Dungeness

California Dungeness crab fishermen's season may start late again, but if landings are as robust as they were last season, it will be worth the wait.

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In the line of fire

From U.S. Coast Guard reports

Late one December night, the crew of a 200-foot steel tuna seiner fishing more than 700 miles north of American Samoa prepared to steam home.

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A few of my favorite things

I love the fishing industry, as anyone who reads this column knows. The heart is in the people. This month we feature two of my favorite Alaska salmon fishermen, Bill Webber Jr. and Corey Arnold.

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Young man and the sea

Corey Arnold is one man with one camera, two careers, and the world of fishing at his feet

By Jessica Hathaway

Corey Arnold owes a lot to his dad, Chris. The elder Arnold was a nursery man, growing and selling avocados and tropical plants. Corey didn't follow in those career footsteps, but he did turn two of his dad's treasured hobbies into a career that spans decades and the globe, even though he is only 36 years old.

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ATY Northeast

Innovative design? Chix Dig It; Novi is decked for scalloping

A lot of people think there's nothing you can do to distinguish a fiberglass boat from other boats of the same make and model swinging on moorings up and down the coast.

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Inside the Industry

NOAA recently published a proposed rule that would implement a traceability plan to help combat IUU fishing. The program would seek to trace the origins of imported seafood by setting up reporting and filing procedures for products entering the U.S.

The traceability program would collect data on harvest, landing, and chain of custody of fish and fish products that have been identified as particularly vulnerable to IUU fishing and fraud.

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The following was released by the Maine Department of Marine Resources on Jan. 22:

The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced an emergency regulation that will support the continued rebuilding effort in Maine’s scallop fishery. The rule, effective January 23, 2016, will close the Muscle Ridge Area near South Thomaston and the Western Penobscot Bay Area.

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