National Fisherman


NEW BEDFORD — Members of New Bedford’s historic fishing industry stepped firmly into the city’s casino debate Wednesday night, voicing opposition and raising concerns about the $650 million waterfront proposal during a passionate forum at the Zeiterion, where strong support for the development also was heard from many attendees.

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It’s not just how much you catch. It’s how you catch it.

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A group looking to ban commercial setnets in Alaska's urban areas submitted 43,000 signatures to the Division of Elections on Wednesday, asking that voters consider the ban in the August 2016 primary election.

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TRENTON – The Christie administration announced Wednesday that over 200 fishing-related businesses will share more than $2.1 million in federal grants to help them recover from damages sustained from Superstorm Sandy.

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GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The cost of cleaning up last month's oil spill on the California coast has reached $69 million so far.

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At this year’s Maine Fare food festival in Belfast, visitors will not only be able to eat fish, they’ll watch as fisherman/scientist Ted Ames demonstrates the gear that catches the lobster, halibut and occasional cod that feeds Maine.

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GALVESTON, Texas - You can eat oysters cooked or raw, and many consider them a delicacy. But they're at the center of a controversy in Galveston County.

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The problems that plagued and eventually closed the late-spring coastal razor clam season seems to have now spread to the Dungeness crab fisheries off the southern coast.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers are forming a special legislative committee to investigate the state's largest coastal oil spill in 25 years.

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The mediation process between Alaska Seafood Processors Association (ASPA), the client group for the Alaska salmon Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certificate, and the group of applicants seeking access to the certificate in time for 2015 harvests has failed.

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Inside the Industry

Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.

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The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.

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