National Fisherman

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries announces that as of Monday, several areas in Carteret County are temporarily closed to shellfishing.
 
 
No person may take or attempt to take any oysters, clams or mussels or possess, sell or offer for sale any oysters, clams or mussels taken from the following polluted areas:
 
• All those waters in Newport River north and east of a line beginning on the southwest tip of Core Creek, running easterly to Intracoastal Waterway beacon No. 24, running southeasterly, following the Intracoastal Waterway to beacon No. 28, running southeasterly, following the Intracoastal Waterway to beacon No. 34, running southwesterly, following the Intracoastal Waterway to beacon No. 38, running southerly, following the Intracoastal Waterway to the Beaufort-Morehead City high rise bridge, to include Core Creek, the eastern part of Newport River and the Causeway Bays.
 
• All those waters in North River upstream of a straight line, beginning at a point at the permanent closure line near channel marker No. 56B to the mainland side of the Harkers Island bridge at the Straits.
 
• All those waters in Whitehurst Creek, Sleepy Creek and Oyster Creek upstream of straight lines across their mouths.
 
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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
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received

Inside the Industry

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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Alaskans will meet with British Columbia’s Minister of Energy and Mines, Bill Bennett, when he visits Juneau next week and will ask him to support an international review of mine developments in northwest British Columbia, upstream from Southeast Alaska along the Taku, Stikine and Unuk transboundary rivers.

Some Alaska fishing and environmental groups believe an international review is the best way to develop specific, binding commitments to ensure clean water, salmon, jobs and traditional and customary practices are not harmed by British Columbia mines and that adequate financial assurances are in place up front to cover long-term monitoring and compensation for damages.

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