National Fisherman

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.

Maryland's Bob Evans has worked every level of government — and just about everywhere else — on behalf of fishermen and their communities.

With five boats, Mainer Jim Odlin is a one-man employment agency. He's also a member of the New England council who does not shrink from the future, as scary as it sometimes seems.

Rhode Islander David Spencer harbors no illusions about the difficulty of developing equitable fisheries management. And when his understated leadership yields progress, he is quick to credit to others. Most everyone else, however, seems to credit him.

Congratulations to National Fisherman's 2010 Highliners. — Jerry Fraser

National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14

In this episode, Bruce Buls, WorkBoat's technical editor, interviews Long Island lobsterman John Aldridge, who survived for 12 hours after falling overboard in the dead of night. Aldridge was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Pacific Marine Expo, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.

Inside the Industry

NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.

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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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