National Fisherman

National Fisherman - October 2010

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Port of last resort

Running for president some years ago, Sen. Bob Dole recounted for a Maine audience a confrontation with a malcontent at an earlier stop along the campaign trail.

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Macro plan from micro-processor

Tony Wood can help you direct-market your salmon, and you don't have to process them

By Matt Marinkovich

In Bristol Bay, where the sockeye's astronomical returns has everybody working triple-time just to get them processed, the fishermen's ongoing struggle is how to increase the price they're paid for their catch.
Processors seem to have Rolodexes full of justifications for why the price falls short of fishermen's expectations; they just flip through and pull out the excuse that best corresponds to the fisherman's latest gripe.

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Northeast

Lobster boats break records; blown engines part of racing

At the end of July there were only three more Maine lobster boat races scheduled, and the big question was still hanging out there, is Underdog's engine going to be put back together in time to challenge Foolish Pleasure?

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 11/06/14

In this episode:

NOAA report touts 2013 landings, value increases
Panama fines GM salmon company Aquabounty
Gulf council passes Reef Fish Amendment 40
Maine elver quota cut by 2,000 pounds
Offshore mussel farm would be East Coast’s first

 

Inside the Industry

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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EAST SAND ISLAND, Oregon—Alexa Piggott is crawling through a dark, dusty, narrow tunnel on this 62-acre island at the mouth of the Columbia River. On the ground above her head sit thousands of seabirds. Piggott, a crew leader with Bird Research Northwest, is headed for an observation blind from which she'll be able to count them.
 
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