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>>

National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 1/27/15

In this episode:

Assessment: Atlantic menhaden is not overfished
Bering Sea pollock fishery casts off
Dock to Dish opens Florida’s first CSF
Second wave of disaster funds for Alaska
Fisherman lands N.C.’s largest bluefin ever

Inside the Industry

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is still seeking public review and comment on the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management Conformance Criteria (Version 1.2, September 2011). The public review and comment period, which opened on Dec. 3, 2014, runs through Monday, Feb. 3.

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NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.

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