National Fisherman


PORT MAITLAND -- When hundreds of fishermen leave port this week to begin another high-stakes lobster season in southwestern Nova Scotia, Bernard Smith will be with them.

Smith stands out among his peers in that this will be his 71st lobster season.

Going on 86, he will be at the helm of the Atlantic Tale when he takes her out past the Port Maitland breakwater Tuesday morning.

Since 1942, Smith has been a lobsterman, first working with his father and later with his son.

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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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