National Fisherman


Diversified fishing group Oceana could be angling for a deal in the US.

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Many animals, especially marine animals like zebrafish and sea urchin as well as some birds, can create their own sunlight protection compound, according to a new study. It may one day be possible to use this process to create a better method of sun protection for humans.

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The hours would be long and the work hard, but spending a year as a fisherman seemed like a good option to Samart Senasook.

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SANTA CRUZ — Slowly but surely, wild salmon are popping back up on area menus..

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The Togiak herring fishery wrapped up Monday at 12:00 p.m. The Department of Fish and Game made the call Monday morning, noting that the purse seine fleet was near its quota and the gillnet boats had apparently given up the effort over the weekend.

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PORT CLYDE, Maine — A Maine fishermen's group is getting $175,000 in federal money to help develop a program that would allow consumers to identify the fishermen who caught their seafood.

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Oceans are becoming more acidic as they absorb all the carbon emissions humans release into the air. And it could impact the Atlantic seaboard’s scallop industry, which brings in hundreds of millions of dollars. A team of researchers is working to predict just how bad the damage might be.

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Some lobstermen plowed snow and worked side jobs during the three-month closure that ended May 1. Others repaired their equipment and puttered around, living off their savings.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bipartisan bill introduced April 30 would permanently extend a 17-year fishery management agreement for the West Coast’s valuable Dungeness crab fishery.

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BP has won the right to appeal certain damage payments awarded to businesses and people under the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill settlement, Reuters reports.

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Inside the Industry

(Bloomberg) — Millions of dead fish stretched out over 200 kilometers of central Vietnamese beaches are posing the biggest test so far for the new government.

The Communist administration led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has been criticized on social media for a lack of transparency and slow response, with thousands protesting Sunday in major cities and provincial areas.

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The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association released their board of directors election results last week.

The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.

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