National Fisherman

AUKE BAY, Alaska The Alaska Marine Stewardship Foundation announced that it has received $210,000 to restore critical habitat from the NOAA's Restoration Center and Marine Debris Program. 

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Alexandria, VA – Margaret Hunter, scientist with the Maine Department of Marine Resources, was presented the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Annual Award of Excellence in Alexandria, Va., for her outstanding contributions to the fisheries science and management programs of the ASMFC and the state of Maine. 

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WASHINGTON - August 1, 2013 - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren today applauded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) announcement of a new federal grant opportunity through the FY 2013 Saltonstall-Kennedy Program, which can benefit the fishing industry in Massachusetts.

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Salmonstock: Three days of fish, fun and music presented by the Renewable Resources Foundation successfully brought together over 5,000 wild salmon supporters in Ninilchik this weekend.
 

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The Northeast Seafood Coalition (NSC), a non-profit commercial groundfish fishing industry membership organization, announced the redesign and launch of its website at northeastseafoodcoalition.org.

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Mount Dora, FL — Joseph Brancaleone passed on to eternal peace on Sunday, July 14, 2013. He was surrounded by his family.

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The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) announces that Dr. Vladimir Radchenko is taking over the position of executive director.  Dr. Radchenko is an internationally-known scientific expert on Pacific salmon and comes to the Commission from his previous position as deputy director general of the prestigious Pacific Research Fisheries Center (TINRO-Center) in Vladivostok, Russia.

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

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British Columbia and Nova Scotia are shaking hands over an agreement to share training resources for Marine Service Technician apprenticeships.

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On July 10, 2013, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) announced that 16 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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