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. 
 
Read the full story at the Hawaii News Now>>

Inside the Industry

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced last week the sixth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to foster innovations that support sustainable fisheries in the United States. 

The goal of the Fisheries Innovation Fund is to sustain fishermen and fishing communities while simultaneously rebuilding fish stocks.

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Alaskan Leader Fisheries will give Inmarsat’s new high-speed broadband maritime communications service, Fleet Xpress, a try on the 150-foot longline cod catcher/processor Alaskan Leader.

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