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JUNEAU — The U.S. Coast Guard terminated the voyages of five commercial fishing vessels for safety violations this weekend, sending five vessels back to Petersburg.

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PORTLAND — A coalition of diverse groups is launching a campaign to raise public awareness about pollution they say is threatening Maine's lobster population.

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An amended petition that challenges proposed changes to gillnet use on the lower Columbia River was filed Monday in the Oregon Court of Appeals.

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A Sunday morning Catholic Mass rich in Italian-American heritage once again transformed into a community-wide celebration on the outdoor altar and stage that served for the last five days as a focal point of Gloucester's 86th St. Peter's Fiesta.

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RYE — A couple of Rye fishermen pulled up the catch of a lifetime Friday off Odiorne Point in an estimated 15-pound lobster.

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As most of the commercial and recreational anglers in Louisiana are well aware, the federal government is attempting to regulate how we fish in the Gulf.

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WOODS HOLE — Scientists believe they have evidence global warming may hold a clue in the mystery of why, despite 20 years of increasingly harsh fishery regulations, cod hasn't rebounded.

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I appreciate that you are keeping this issue alive in the news: A Deadly Paradox: Scientists Discover the Agent Used in Gulf Spill Cleanup Is Destroying Marine Life. The devastation that is continuing to occur in the Gulf as a result of the on-going application of Corexit is jaw-dropping and heartbreaking. The article mentioned that Corexit 9527 is more toxic than Corexit 9500.

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Corning, NY — Citing threats to the Finger Lakes and other upstate New York waterways, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is proposing a federal grant program to combat invasive aquatic species.

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Earthworks confirmed that more than 100 jewelers, representing more than $6 billion in annual sales, have pledged their support to protect  Alaska’s Bristol Bay from the proposed Pebble Mine. The jewelers have either issued comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or signed the Bristol Bay Protection Pledge citing Earthworks' findings that the gold and copper mine would destroy the world’s largest wild salmon fishery in the area. The EPA extended its public comment period on the Pebble Mine until June 30.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 7/29/14

In this episode:

  • Dismal Kenai king return prompts closures
  • State, feds unveil salmon restoration plans
  • Slow start for Maine’s lobster season
  • Va. oyster harvest up 25 percent in 2013
  • Fishermen tangle lines in snapper battle

National Fisherman Live: 7/17/14

In this episode, National Fisherman's Boats & Gear Editor Michael Crowley talks with Mike Hillers about the Simrad PX Multisensor.

 

Inside the Industry

PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative has appointed Matt Jacobson as its new executive director.
 
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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Red Snapper Advisory Panel Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the council office — 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, in Tampa, Fla. 

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