National Fisherman

National Fisherman - July 2010

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Free your raft from the rigging

From U.S. Coast Guard reports

Vessel maintenance can't always be performed in port. However, you can verify from the safety of shore that your emergency gear is stowed properly.

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Gulf/South Atlantic Mullet

Fishery with roots deep in Florida soil struggles to flourish in modern times

The odds that the Gulf of Mexico roe mullet fishery will return to vitality — or that prices will improve — in the near future are lengthening. The Florida fishery, which in recent years has become the largest mullet producer, struggles for survival.

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In the tank

What ever happened to right and wrong? As kids we were brought up to tell the truth and to know the difference between right and wrong and act accordingly.

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National Fisherman's 2010 Highliners

Our industry may be facing challenges, but it's not for a lack of dedicated leaders. This year's Highliners demonstrate dedication to viable management in the most challenging regulatory environment U.S. fishermen have seen.

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Northeast

Father, son get a combo boat; 24-footer goes to the builder

It was a slightly overcast day when the Susan Lynn started gathering speed, lifting easily and slicing her way across Winter Harbor, running toward that part of the harbor where one of Maine's lobster-boat races will be held this summer.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 3/10/15

In this episode, Online Editor Leslie Taylor talks with Mike McLouglin, vice president of Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear.

National Fisherman Live: 2/24/15

In this episode:

March date set for disaster aid dispersal
Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received

Inside the Industry

The National Marine Educators Association has partnered with NOAA this year to offer all conference attendees an educational session on how free NOAA data can add functionality to navigation systems and maritime apps.

Session topics include nautical charts, tides and currents, seafloor data, buoy networking and weather, among others.

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NMFS announced two changes in regulations that apply to federal fishing permit holders starting Aug. 26.

First, they have eliminated the requirement for vessel owners to submit “did not fish” reports for the months or weeks when their vessel was not fishing.

Some of the restrictions for upgrading vessels listed on federal fishing permits have also been removed.

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