National Fisherman

The U.S. Coast Guard is reminding recreational, charter and commercial fishermen the laws against poaching Atlantic Striped Bass.
 
According to U.S. Coast Guard Sector N.C. Enforcement Division Chief Lt. Jeff Padilla, the Coast Guard will be on patrol as the primary federal agency for at-sea enforcement of fisheries laws for those who possess or fish for Atlantic Stripped Bass within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), which includes all waters between three and 200 nautical miles off the nation’s coast line.
 
Atlantic Striped Bass are commonly referred to as stripers or rockfish. The fish normally migrate south during winter seasons, following their ideal sea temperatures, according to Padilla.
 
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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14

In this episode, Bruce Buls, WorkBoat's technical editor, interviews Long Island lobsterman John Aldridge, who survived for 12 hours after falling overboard in the dead of night. Aldridge was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Pacific Marine Expo, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.

Inside the Industry

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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Fishermen in Western Australia captured astonishing footage this week as a five-meter-long great white shark tried to steal their catch, ramming into the side of their boat.
 
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