National Fisherman


A lawsuit filed in California on Sept. 25 accuses Thai Union Group and its U.S. subsidiaries of selling products to consumers from a supply chain that contains slave labor.

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Federal fishing managers are gathering information to assess the impact of the herring fishery on other species and the ecosystem.

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One of the two critical areas where New England fishermen search for cod may be in even worse shape than suspected.

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The Morro Bay, the first U.S. Coast Guard 140 ft WTGB icebreaking tug to undergo a 14-month Service Life Extension Project (SLEP) at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, MD, is now back in its homeport of Cleveland, OH.

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John Key, prime minister of New Zealand, made the announcement at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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Alaska Congressman Don Young and other Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee Tuesday morning attacked the idea that President Obama might create a marine national monument around the Aleutian Islands, with unknown effects on the fishing industry. But the administration has given no sign it’s considering the notion.

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The fisheries observer program that looms over the industry in the Northeast won’t go out for public comment until at least December, the New England Fisheries Management Council decided Tuesday.

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Jon Williams is hoping President Obama will think twice before establishing a National Marine Monument off the New England coast in waters where his five boats fish for Atlantic red crab.

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The Guadalupe fur seals are in the throes of a death epidemic. Scientists noticed this phenomena off the coast of California and Mexico. They seem to be stranded on the beaches and are dying off in record numbers like some species of whales that are washed ashore.

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They are the king of the Great Lakes sport fish, luring thousands of anglers to Michigan waters every year for a chance to try to land them — and helping fuel a multibillion-dollar fishing and boating tourism industry.

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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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