National Fisherman

National Fisherman - January 2010

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Shifting gears

Sometimes a disastrous trip to sea is bad from the beginning. But there are those normal fishing trips to known fishing grounds under normal weather conditions that quickly become game-changing life events.

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NORTHEAST LOBSTER

Industry expects council to take the bait, now exploring marketing ideas

A year after the economic meltdown, the Dow Jones uphill trudge to 10,000 points in October and optimistic talk of a pending economic recovery lit no fires in Down East Maine.

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Sea stories

In the 1960s, when I started hanging around Perkins Cove, everybody had a compass, but not everybody used one.

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Northeast

Upkeep is part of the deal; where to go for a wider boat

Jake Wiscott says, "My father has always said to me to maintain a boat is a lifetime job in itself." Wiscott is engineer and deckhand on the 95-foot steel scalloper Susan L, which in early November was hauled out at the Dorchester Shipyard in Dorchester, N.J. His father, David Wiscott, skippers the boat and is part owner.

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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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