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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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

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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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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