National Fisherman


A long-stalled plan to build a forest of power-producing windmills off the coast of New York may finally be gathering momentum, and that is sparking concern among commercial fishermen who fear the giant turbines will ruin an area rich with scallops and other sea life.

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A delegation from Alaska says it is time to enforce the century-old Boundary Waters Treaty between Canada and the United States when it comes to northern British Columbia mining activity.

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Commercial and sport fisherman in Juneau are preparing for a limited king salmon season as officials recorded the lowest ever salmon returns on the Taku River.

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They dress much like their fathers and grandfathers before them, fish-stained slickers over well-worn jeans, thick gloves nicked by countless fillet knives.

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KODIAK — A fishing tax rate glitch has new data that will increase state revenue in 2016, but the fix still needs work.

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A horde of giant spider crabs has amassed in waters near the Australian city of Melbourne.

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The senior scientist of a regional fishing body says a presidential executive order to expand Hawaii's protected waters is an abuse of federal law.

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Domestic catfish farmers are trying to stop the House from taking up a resolution that a trade group representing them says would make imported seafood unsafe.

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Next week, expect to hear more talk about confounding math methods than the first time our schoolchildren introduced us adults to Common Core. Then expect to hear that many anglers turned as red in the face as the scales on the red snapper they will again be told they can't keep when fishing in federal waters.

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BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana Senate today approved two bills by a local lawmaker aimed at restoring sales tax exemptions for commercial fishermen and the purchase of fuels for residential use that were nixed in the confusing final moments of the year’s first special legislative session.

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Inside the Industry

Pat Fiorelli, the long-serving public affairs officer for the New England Fishery Management Council, will step down at the end of July.

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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced last week the sixth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to foster innovations that support sustainable fisheries in the United States. 

The goal of the Fisheries Innovation Fund is to sustain fishermen and fishing communities while simultaneously rebuilding fish stocks.

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