National Fisherman

ANCHORAGE — The Cook Inlet Fisherman's Fund is appealing a court decision that upheld the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's 2013 management of Cook Inlet salmon fisheries.

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A multi-state fisheries commission will consider whether the Gulf of Maine shrimp fishery should continue to be open to anyone who asks for a license.

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The health of the Bristol Bay watershed and its salmon fishery is an issue of statewide importance: That's the position the State of Alaska took when defending its decision to certify a citizen's initiative that would add another obstacle to the development of Pebble Mine.

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Federal officials on Tuesday announced that they would recommend for the first time that women who are pregnant or breast-feeding and young children eat a minimum of two servings of low-mercury seafood every week for their health.
 

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Scientists have successfully mapped the whole genome sequence of the Atlantic salmon, a breakthrough that should accelerate selective breeding programs for farmed salmon and reduce the aquaculture industry’s impact on wild salmon stocks.
 

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Salmon prices at wholesale show marked seasonal variations for both wild and farmed fish. It’s a pattern that has been tracked for decades by Urner Barry, the nation’s oldest commodity market watcher in business since 1895. The prices tend to decline through June, July, August and September and they begin rising again from November through the following April or May.
 

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FISHING research projects in New England and the Mid-Atlantic are expected to receive nearly $5.6 million in federal funding, NOAA Fisheries has announced.
 

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Slaves forced to work for no pay for years at a time under threat of extreme violence are being used in Asia in the production of seafood sold by major US, British and other European retailers, the Guardian can reveal.
 

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ORLEANS — With prices as high as $2,500 per pound, the glass eel fishery, legal only in Maine and South Carolina, was notorious for inciting illegal fishing in neighboring states, especially Massachusetts.
 
But the publicity may at last be catching up to eel poachers.
 

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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A shortage of imported shrimp into the U.S. is making for some high prices on the crustaceans, and some fish markets in Shreveport are feeling the pinch.
 

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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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