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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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

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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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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