National Fisherman


Next week, expect to hear more talk about confounding math methods than the first time our schoolchildren introduced us adults to Common Core. Then expect to hear that many anglers turned as red in the face as the scales on the red snapper they will again be told they can't keep when fishing in federal waters.

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BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana Senate today approved two bills by a local lawmaker aimed at restoring sales tax exemptions for commercial fishermen and the purchase of fuels for residential use that were nixed in the confusing final moments of the year’s first special legislative session.

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The final judgment in New Hampshire fisherman David Goethel's federal lawsuit against NOAA Fisheries concerning at-sea monitoring will be further delayed after the judge in the case requested additional briefs and memoranda from both sides.

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Juneau, Alaska - The behavior of pollock fishermen may yield insights about the effects of climate change on fishing operations, according to preliminary findings of a University of Alaska Fairbanks student researcher.

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GALVESTON - Oyster boat captains last year thought they were suffering through one of the worst years in decades for the Texas oyster industry as freshwater from heavy rains flooded Galveston Bay and killed oysters. This year is turning out to be much worse.

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The fish are back – at least many of them.

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A part of David Kaplan recognizes that his new research into sea turtle mortality is pushing the envelope.

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Marie Head works long hours monitoring conditions and tending to the fish at the Claude Peteet Mariculture Center in Gulf Shores. She shares on-call duties on weekends and holidays for a facility that requires constant attention. Being a biologist’s aide isn’t a high-paying job, either.

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Some fishermen out on Long Island Sound discovered an animal in the water that did not fit among the others — a deer.

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Spectators and lobstermen alike are getting revved up for Boothbay Harbor's Charlie Begin Memorial Lobster Boat Races set for Saturday, June 18, at 10 a.m. You're picking up “good vibrations” already, aren't you? This year marks the 31st year of lobster boat races in Boothbay Harbor. Interested in entering the race?  Sign up starts at 9 a.m. at Brown's Wharf - just look for the table.

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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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