National Fisherman

The species of Alaska fish that are considered safe to eat every day, even by pregnant women and small children, has more than doubled based on expanded research by the state Division of Public Health. 
 

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State and federal wildlife officials on Tuesday unveiled ambitious plans to assure the long-term health of endangered salmon and other species in the Central Valley.
 

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The European Commission (EC) has expressed its disappointment with the outcomes of the 87th Annual meeting of the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), which finished on 18 July in Lima, Peru.
 

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An internet petition has started asking that commercial fishing be banned on Lake Nipissing. It follows on the heels of a Nipissing First Nation petition submitted to the band council this month, but signed by band members only.
 

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TOKYO — The 2030s could find the world in the midst of a deepening food and energy problem due to an exploding population. But while most statistics paint a bleak picture of the future, there exists hope in the form of talented people and the innovative technology they are developing.
 

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Lobsterman Michael Duane gets by without a paycheck for two-and-a-half months each year, but he says going much longer than that would be difficult.
 

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that Virginia’s oyster harvest has jumped 25 percent, climbing from 409,000 bushels in 2012 to 504,000 last year.
 

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The LSU Agriculture Center is helping fishermen bring fresh seafood from the gulf straight to your table.
 

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Reality often disappoints politics. That is the case with Gov. John Kitzhaber’s plan to substitute seine nets for gillnet fishing at the mouth of the Columbia River. An ongoing experiment that is seeking to test whether seine nets would be safer for wild-spawning salmon is so far failing to live up to political hopes.
 

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For at least the second time this year, a Bering Sea fisherman has caught an extremely rare blue-colored red king crab.
 

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 3/10/15

In this episode, Online Editor Leslie Taylor talks with Mike McLouglin, vice president of Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear.

National Fisherman Live: 2/24/15

In this episode:

March date set for disaster aid dispersal
Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received

Inside the Industry

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is required by state statute to appoint someone to the Board of Fisheries by today, Tuesday, May 19. However, his efforts to fill the seat have gone unfulfilled since he took office in January. The seven-member board serves as an in-state fishery management council for fisheries in state waters.

The resignation of Walker’s director of Boards and Commissions, Karen Gillis, fanned the flames of controversy late last week.

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Keith Decker, president and COO of High Liner Foods, will take over for the outgoing CEO, Harry Demone, who will assume the role as chairman of the board of directors. The Lunenburg, Nova Scotia-based seafood supplier boasts sales in excess of $310 million (American) for the first quarter of the year.

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