National Fisherman

A proposed U.S. Senate bill to reauthorize a key federal fisheries law will include language to revise regulations that penalize New York fluke fishing interests, Sen. Charles Schumer said Wednesday.
 
Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he has negotiated to have major elements of his Fluke Fairness Act incorporated into a bill to reauthorize a law that governs fishery management.
 
"This is the biggest advance we've made for the fluke fishermen yet," Schumer said. "We are now on a track to really permanently fix our fluke problem."
 
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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 1/27/15

In this episode:

Assessment: Atlantic menhaden is not overfished
Bering Sea pollock fishery casts off
Dock to Dish opens Florida’s first CSF
Second wave of disaster funds for Alaska
Fisherman lands N.C.’s largest bluefin ever

Inside the Industry

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is still seeking public review and comment on the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management Conformance Criteria (Version 1.2, September 2011). The public review and comment period, which opened on Dec. 3, 2014, runs through Monday, Feb. 3.

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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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