National Fisherman

HONOLULU - Faced with soaring business expenses and soft wholesale fish prices, some struggling commercial fishermen are considering going on strike.
 
About thirty captains and owners of longline fishing vessels met Wednesday to discuss a potential stoppage.
 
"They're really thinking about going on strike to send a message," said "Jenny," who works for one of Hawaii's 2,600 fishing vessels.
 
"Everybody is going broke."
 
On Thursday, Honolulu Harbor's Pier 17 was unusually crowded with fishing vessels. Many of them are usually are out to sea at this time. 
 
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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 11/06/14

In this episode:

NOAA report touts 2013 landings, value increases
Panama fines GM salmon company Aquabounty
Gulf council passes Reef Fish Amendment 40
Maine elver quota cut by 2,000 pounds
Offshore mussel farm would be East Coast’s first

 

Inside the Industry

EAST SAND ISLAND, Oregon—Alexa Piggott is crawling through a dark, dusty, narrow tunnel on this 62-acre island at the mouth of the Columbia River. On the ground above her head sit thousands of seabirds. Piggott, a crew leader with Bird Research Northwest, is headed for an observation blind from which she'll be able to count them.
 
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NOAA and its fellow Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have announced the signing of a formal Record of Decision to implement a gulf restoration plan. The 44 projects, totaling an estimated $627 million, will restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses and oyster beds.

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