National Fisherman


EDMONTON - October is golden caviar season in Alberta, right before the whitefish spawn in Lesser Slave Lake’s shallows.

But Finnish cruise-goers and gourmands will have to find other roe to hoe. After years of conflict and decline, the province finally cut bait in August with its 174 remaining licensed commercial fishermen, effectively killing the caviar hub on the west side of the giant lake 250 kilometres north of Edmonton.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Federal regulators will meet to propose options for Maine’s forthcoming baby eel season.

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Eysteinn Örn Garðarsson has been a fisherman for 16 year and caught both a shark and a flounder, but never seen any fish like the one he caught last Friday.

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US Airways passengers from LaGuardia to Charlotte may have been a tiny bit crabby Thursday night over a 26-minute delay. But it turned out a large mess of small crabs -- found loose in the forward cargo hold -- was truly disrupted.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — The first razor clam dig of the season starts Tuesday at Twin Harbors and Long Beach.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the dig after tests confirmed the clams are safe to eat.

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Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy fishermen are finally going to have the opportunity to get grants from federal money that was appropriated to the state in 2013.

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State and federal wildlife officials this month are preparing extraordinary measures to protect Chinook salmon returning to spawn in California’s drought-depleted rivers.

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A nearly 100-year-old fish market in Lawrence, Mass., is closing its doors for good later this month.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan got grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate Wednesday night with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest fishing ports in the U.S.

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Changes to the observer program and discussion of a possible Gulf of Alaska rationalization program are back on the menu at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s October meeting.

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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

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has scheduled a series of scoping hearings to gather public input for a proposed action to protect unmanaged forage species.

The proposed action would consider a prohibition on the development of new, or expansion of existing, directed fisheries on unmanaged forage species in the Mid-Atlantic until adequate scientific information is available to promote ecosystem sustainability.

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The National Marine Educators Association has partnered with NOAA this year to offer all NMEA 2015 conference attendees an educational session on how free NOAA data can add functionality to navigation systems and maritime apps.

Session topics include nautical charts, tides and currents, seafloor data, buoy networking and weather, among others.

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