National Fisherman


The stench of decaying algae began rising from coastal waterways in southeastern Florida early this month, shutting down businesses and beaches during a critical tourism season. Officials arrived, surveyed the toxic muck and declared states of emergency in four counties. Residents shook their heads, then their fists, organizing rallies and haranguing local officials.

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Over the past seven years, Kevin Norton watched the number of commercial groundfish vessels working out of his home port drop precipitously from 17 in 2009, to just four today.

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A Native American tribe in Washington state has joined a lawsuit challenging the federal government's approval of an Atlantic salmon genetically modified to grow faster.

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In a new video posted Monday, swear-tastic chef Gordon Ramsay goes diving for scallops. "I adore scallops," says Ramsay, "and I serve them on all my menus." He joins diver Tom Whittall, who has been diving for scallops since he was young.

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited two men for alleged oyster violations on July 18 in St. Bernard Parish.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has introduced legislation meant to prevent the importation of species that pose at as a threat to New York’s natural resources.

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Jefferson City, Mo. – The state’s leaky budget has sunk a plan aimed at scaling back the number of Asian carp flooding Missouri’s waterways.

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Beachcombing is serious business for Chris Pallister, and he needed help sorting the haul this year.

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The tangled, writhing pile at the back of the Flat Island Venture was transferred one armload at a time into weathered, plastic tubs. Hands in thick, waterproof gloves dug in, over and over, filling the containers with crab and ice, stacking them, making short towers plucked up ashore by a dockside crane.

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In 2011, a group of men from the Isle of Wight was given a combined 104-year prison sentence for masterminding a £53m drug smuggling operation. Does new evidence suggest they were innocent?

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Inside the Industry

The Obama Administration recently announced that it is looking for candidates to be considered for a sustainable fishing prize.

The White House Champion for Change for Sustainable Seafood designation will honor individuals for “contributing to the ongoing recovery of America’s fishing industry and our fishing communities.”

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The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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