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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Inside the Industry

The Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel working group is scheduled to meet Aug. 2 in Boston to discuss using commercial fishing vessels to supplement current stock assessment surveys conducted by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center.

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Pat Fiorelli, the long-serving public affairs officer for the New England Fishery Management Council, will step down at the end of July.

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