National Fisherman


National Fisherman - May 2010

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On-deck fatalities can be averted

From U.S. Coast Guard reports

Most fishing-vessel fatalities can be attributed to flooding, sinking or capsizing, and nearly one in four results from falls overboard; however, fully 10 percent of all fatalities occur when crewmen are struck or snared by equipment.

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Pacific Sardines and P-Cod

Californians benefit from better count; rise in P-cod price is viewed as at end

New methodology in population surveys spells more accurate quotas for West Coast sardine seiners, but can they find the fish?

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Save tuna and fishers

As I write, representatives of 175 countries are considering banning international trade in bluefin tuna.

National Fisherman supports trade controls, but not a ban, and we wish this were the position of the Obama administration.

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Clean up the act

Industry, anglers call for Congress to modify Magnuson

By Kirk Moore

Paul Theriault held one end of a banner on Capitol Hill and cheered passionately as Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) declared, "The days of managing fisheries with ideology, not science, need to come to an end... We need to start caring about fishermen as much as we do about fish."

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ATY North

Holland tries V-drive on tuna; now's a good time to repower

The last week in February, Holland's Boat Shop in Belfast, Maine, was loading a 38-foot lobster boat onto a trailer and sending it to Marblehead, Mass., where her owner, Matt Finn, will finish it off. And, in early April, another truck-and-trailer rig is due at Holland's to pick up a 32-foot tuna boat and haul it to David Webber in York, Maine.

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Inside the Industry

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced last week the sixth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to foster innovations that support sustainable fisheries in the United States. 

The goal of the Fisheries Innovation Fund is to sustain fishermen and fishing communities while simultaneously rebuilding fish stocks.

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Alaskan Leader Fisheries will give Inmarsat’s new high-speed broadband maritime communications service, Fleet Xpress, a try on the 150-foot longline cod catcher/processor Alaskan Leader.

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