National Fisherman


Interstate fishery regulators are holding a hearing in Portsmouth, N.H., about a plan to manage a species of crab that is becoming increasingly popular and valuable.

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Two lifeboats were called to action in Exmouth on Tuesday morning after a fishing trawler started taking on water.

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July 1 is the most anticipated day of the year for Alaska trollers. It marks the start of the summer king season when there are usually lots of salmon to catch and the fishing grounds are fully open. No matter how long they’ve fished, there is not one troller who doesn’t feel the elation of seeing just the right tug on a line that results in a beautiful, shimmering king salmon being hauled over the rail.

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Last month, in a galaxy not so far away, a Bay Area angler with a rod, a sea kayak and plenty of time on his hands made a Star Wars themed video chronicling his fishing experience.

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Rutgers marine researchers and New Jersey fishermen are piecing together the details of the strange, gender-bending sex lives of black sea bass – a study that could improve understanding of the bass population and help the beleaguered recreational fishing industry.

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The Pew Charitable Trusts wants global fishery authorities to explore the possibility of banning the international trade for Pacific bluefin tuna after no additional conservation measures for the fishery were agreed to during the 89th meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission that took place between June 22 and July 3 in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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A member of the Alaska Board of Fisheries was cited by wildlife troopers in the commercial fishing hotbed of Dillingham last week for continuing to fish in an area after it had been closed.

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Fish and wildlife officials say Delaware's commercial horseshoe crab fishery is set to close as its quota nears.

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An orange-brown lobster was brought into the Pine Point Fisherman’s Co-Op in Scarborough last week.

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HARBOR BEACH — An experimental commercial fishing operation has made its way to local waters for the first time in more than 30 years.

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Inside the Industry

The Downeast Salmon Federation has received a major grant from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities to ensure and improve the water quality of eastern Maine’s most important rivers, according to the Ellsworth American.

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Louisiana crab fishermen and their catch are feeling the pressure of a downturn in the state economy, and a resulting upturn of people entering the fishery.

“It’s a crazy business right now,” said Pete Gerica, the New Orleans fisherman who now serves as president or the Louisiana Crab Task Force, a legislatively-created board of industry voices that makes recommendations to state government.

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