National Fisherman


If you lived on Cape Cod in 1991, you almost certainly remember "the storm."

And, if you didn't, well, you've probably read Sebastian Junger's "The Perfect Storm" (1997) or have seen the Oscar-nominated 2000 film of the same name starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg.

Either way, you know the name Linda Greenlaw: America's only swordfishing captain, survivor of "The Perfect Storm."

In his book, Junger called Greenlaw "one of the best captains "» on the entire East Coast."

Read the full story at Cape Cod Times>>

Inside the Industry

Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.

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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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