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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Inside the Industry

(Bloomberg) — After fighting for more than two years to avoid paying almost $1 billion in oil spill damages to Gulf Coast shrimpers, oystermen and seafood processors it claimed didn’t exist, BP Plc has thrown in the towel.

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(Bloomberg) — Millions of dead fish stretched out over 200 kilometers of central Vietnamese beaches are posing the biggest test so far for the new government.

The Communist administration led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has been criticized on social media for a lack of transparency and slow response, with thousands protesting Sunday in major cities and provincial areas.

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