National Fisherman

As the Bristol Bay salmon fishery winds down, 80 top restaurants across the country are hosting a rolling wave of dinner events featuring Bristol Bay sockeye salmon, in a partnership with the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association.

The chefs are showcasing their creativity and commitment to Bristol Bay with events ranging from one-night special tasting menus and month-long specials to dinner and a movie screenings of the Bristol Bay documentary "Red Gold," the BBRSDA said, in an announcement July 15.

Along with promoting the versatile, heart-healthy sockeye salmon, the event is an educational effort to make seafood lovers across the United States aware of potential adverse affects of a proposed large scale mine at the headwaters of the Bristol Bay  watershed.

Six restaurants, from Portland, Oregon to Boston, Massachusetts, are hosting month-long menu specials. Several restaurants from Seattle to Washington D.C. to Virginia, will be also showing the documentary "Red Gold."

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 3/10/15

In this episode, Online Editor Leslie Taylor talks with Mike McLouglin, vice president of Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear.

National Fisherman Live: 2/24/15

In this episode:

March date set for disaster aid dispersal
Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
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Inside the Industry

The National Marine Educators Association has partnered with NOAA this year to offer all conference attendees an educational session on how free NOAA data can add functionality to navigation systems and maritime apps.

Session topics include nautical charts, tides and currents, seafloor data, buoy networking and weather, among others.

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NMFS announced two changes in regulations that apply to federal fishing permit holders starting Aug. 26.

First, they have eliminated the requirement for vessel owners to submit “did not fish” reports for the months or weeks when their vessel was not fishing.

Some of the restrictions for upgrading vessels listed on federal fishing permits have also been removed.

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