National Fisherman


BETHEL — King salmon are starting to arrive along Western Alaska’s two major rivers, and amid deep worries about the cherished but troubled runs, hints of hope are emerging.

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This week, pictures of the badly corroded pipeline responsible for spilling more than 100,000 gallons of oil along the south coast were finally released.

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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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Inside the Industry

Fishermen throughout the Gulf of Mexico are praising Louisiana officials for a series of strong decisions last week that have broken the deadlock of red snapper management in the Gulf of Mexico.

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According to the Portland Press Herald, the Maine Seaweed Festival has been canceled this year due to a rift between the event’s organizers and seaweed harvesters.

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