National Fisherman


HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Al Garcia caught the attention of the Commission on Marine Resources after the Hancock County shrimper came close to losing his legs after contracting the vibrio virus on a shrimping trip.

Now, the Department of Marine Resources is educating commercial fishermen about the potential risk of coming in contact with the bacteria.

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The company hoping to develop the Pebble mining prospect near Bristol Bay wants a federal court to issue a subpoena for a former scientist for the Environmental Protection Agency who Pebble says fled the country to avoid answering allegations that he worked with mining opponents against the development.

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Nobody asked me — because I'm still abstaining from eating crabs — but … Apparently, the 2015 harvest has picked up.

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Southeast’s Dungeness summer crab season ended on Saturday. There aren’t any preliminary numbers yet but it’s looking as if this year hasn’t got close to the bumper season crab fishermen had last summer.

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The lionfish, originally from the South Pacific, is threatening to destroy the biodiversity around Colombia's Rosario Islands in the Caribbean, and now the need to halt its proliferation there has turned it into a dinnertime delicacy.

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Recreational fishermen get a greater share of the red snapper catch in the Gulf of Mexico under a rule approved by a governing body.

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Not long ago, people worried that a giant, gape-mouthed predator called the blue catfish would take over the James River.

We are so beyond that.

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The Fraser River has been closed to salmon fishing from its mouth all the way to the Alexandra Bridge north of Hope, thanks in part to record-high water temperatures.

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JUNEAU, Alaska – A provincial map showing the planned or potential mining activity in British Columbia is so pocked that Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott says it looks like it has the measles. It’s the cluster of dots in northwest British Columbia – including a prospect billed as one of the largest undeveloped gold projects in the world – that has many residents across the border in southeast Alaska on edge.

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US - Alaska’s salmon season so far has been characterized by ups and downs, and it will be a stretch for the total catch to make the forecasted 221 million fish.

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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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