National Fisherman

NOAA Fisheries is uniting their Northwest and Southwest Regions to create a single organizational structure: the West Coast Region.

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MILFORD, N.H. – Airmar Technology Corporation, a designer, engineer and manufacturer of ultrasonic transducers and sensor technology, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Marport Deep Sea Technologies’ Commercial Fishing division, a developer of advanced sonar technology.

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Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm Elliott Bay Design Group has opened its Southeast Alaska office in Ketchikan.

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Alaska Longline and Alaska Ship & Drydock will christen the Arctic Prowler on Oct. 5, 2013. The ceremony for the new 136 ft. freezer longliner will be held at the Ketchikan Shipyard in Ketchikan, Alaska.

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The following statement was released by the Marine Stewardship Council regarding the World Wildlife Fund Canada's 'We don't farm like this' animation. 

The MSC understands the concerns about the animation recently released by WWF Canada and appreciates their swift action at the request of MSC to remove it from their media channels. The MSC did not participate in the creation of the animation, nor does it endorse it.

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New BedfordMass. -- This year’s Working Waterfront Festival (Sept. 28-29) will include opportunities for the public to tour a variety of workboats, including the Roann, a fully restored wooden Eastern rig vessel.

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The Alaska salmon fishery has completed the second annual audit of the FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification. The objective of the audit is to monitor any changes since the previous assessment. 

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IRVINE, Calif. - Cummins Cal Pacific LLC and Cummins West Inc. will merge into a single entity, Cummins Pacific LLC, effective Sept. 28, 2013. 

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Juneau, AK -  The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has selected Alexa Tonkovich to take over as the international program director. Ms. Tonkovich will be responsible for managing all of ASMI’s overseas marketing efforts and an approximately $8 million budget. Ms. Tonkovich has worked as ASMI’s Asia and emerging markets manager for nearly four years.

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The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is pleased to announce more companies have met the requirements of the FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Chain of Custody Certification.

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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

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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NOAA and its fellow Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have announced the signing of a formal Record of Decision to implement a gulf restoration plan. The 44 projects, totaling an estimated $627 million, will restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses and oyster beds.

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