National Fisherman

Think about the coldest, worst day of the winter. The day when you bundle up, hurry to the car in the driveway, crank up the heat and take pictures of your in-dash thermometer to send to your friends up north as you drive to work.

Now think about the fact that, by the time you're sipping coffee at your desk, Stephen English and the vast majority of the local commercial fishermen have already been on the water fishing for close to two hours.
There are no off days in commercial fishing. Every day is a chance to make money and that means every day is a workday. Regardless of the weather, sea conditions or time of year.

English and about 35 others make up the Port Salerno Commercial Fishing Dock Authority, the lone remaining fish house in the once thriving fishing village of Port Salerno. They are the sole source for fresh seafood coming from that area and it is a responsibility they take seriously.

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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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