National Fisherman


National Fisherman - November 2010

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Is it medevac time?

From U.S. Coast Guard reports

Many trips go by without serious incident. However, when an event calls for professional medical attention, it may be in the skipper's hands to request a medical evacuation.

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Gulf/South Atlantic Oysters

Resource expected to 'bounce back,' but the question is, will the industry?

Following the worst oil spill in U.S. history, roughly half of Louisiana's oyster grounds were not under oil-related closure in mid-August, while the other major Gulf of Mexico oyster-producing regions were anticipating more or less normal seasons.

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Mr. Smith's mission

We have an enduring and loyal readership, so this may not be news to some of you, but I feel it's appropriate to put it out there in National Fisherman's 50th anniversary issue.

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Northeast

Builder's 45-footer is popular; boat races raise money for MS

One sure measure of success among fishermen is when they buy a lot of something you are building. By that standard, Provincial Boat and Marine in Kensington, Prince Edward Island, has a winner with its 44' 11" x 14' 6" hull, which is referred to as a 45-footer.

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Inside the Industry

The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.

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Last week, Alaska senators Lisa Murkowski (R), Dan Sullivan (R) and Rep. Don Young (R) asked Secretary of State John Kerry to negotiate with Canadian leaders to make sure appropriate environmental safeguards are in place for mine development in Southeast Alaska.

The congressional delegation explained the importance of this issue to Alaskans and the need for assurances that the water quality in transboundary waters between Alaska and Canada will be maintained.

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