National Fisherman


They might be turning Japanese. They really think so.

Two Gloucester fishermen could be on their way to Japan later this year or early in 2015 as part of a British television production company's fishing reality TV series pitting American tuna fishermen against their Japanese counterparts in a clash of fishing cultures on the high seas.

Johnny Johnson, the driving force behind the Gloucester Charter Connection and captain of Subdivider, and Steve Zelck, the first mate on Subdivider, have had one round of interviews with executives of London-based Raw TV about appearing on the show if it gets greenlighted.

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Inside the Industry

Ray Hilborn, a University of Washington professor of aquatic and fishery sciences, recently received the 2016 International Fisheries Science Prize at the World Fisheries Congress in Busan, South Korea.

The award was given to Hilborn by the World Council of Fisheries Societies’ International Fisheries Science Prize Committee in recognition of his 40-year career of “highly diversified research and publication in support of global fisheries science and conservation.”

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Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.

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