National Fisherman

JUNEAU, ALASKA — A Coast Guard cutter towed a disabled fishing vessel to Dutch Harbor, days after most crew members were evacuated.
 
The Coast Guard says in a release that the 166-foot Alaska Mist had a mechanical failure and was adrift 30 miles north of Amak Island on Saturday.
 
The Mist's sister ship, the Seattle-based Pavlof, slowed the ship's drift on Sunday until a tug arrived to tow it. But the tug suffered a towing equipment failure.
 
The cutter Waesche arrived on scene. The guard coordinated the transfer of remaining non-essential personnel of the 22-member crew, who were evacuated late Monday and Tuesday.
 
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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.

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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 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has scheduled a series of scoping hearings to gather public input for a proposed action to protect unmanaged forage species.

The proposed action would consider a prohibition on the development of new, or expansion of existing, directed fisheries on unmanaged forage species in the Mid-Atlantic until adequate scientific information is available to promote ecosystem sustainability.

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The National Marine Educators Association has partnered with NOAA this year to offer all NMEA 2015 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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