National Fisherman

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. - We're into the last month of hurricane season and so far, so good.
But even a minor temper tantrum from Mother Nature, such as high winds and high tides, can still cause major problems for some businesses.
At the docks in Port Salerno, no one headed out Monday to find their catch. The wind is just too much.
"This will put a damper on things until it calms down a little bit," said commercial fisherman George Maib.
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Inside the Industry

The anti-mining group Salmon Beyond Borders expressed disappointment and dismay last week at Alaska Governor Bill Walker’s announcement that he has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

This came just days after his administration asked members of his newly-formed Transboundary Rivers Citizens Advisory Work Group to provide comment on a Draft Statement of Cooperation associated with Transboundary mining.


NMFS recently released a draft action plan for fish discard and release mortality science, creating a list of actions that they hope can better inform fisheries.

We know that fishermen have to deal with bycatch by discarding or releasing unwanted catch overboard, but there is a data gap regarding how those fish survive.

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