National Fisherman


Many Cape Cod fishermen, operating under shrunken quotas for cod, have shifted their focus to catching other fish species such as dogfish, skate and monkfish.

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When the Monterey Bay Aquarium was first getting underway, local fisherman Giuseppe “Joey” Pennisi helped catch some of the octopus and ling cod to put in the tanks.

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PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Department of Transportation has picked Atlanta-based Americold to construct and operate a refrigerated storage facility at the city’s International Marine Terminal where Icelandic shipper Eimskip operates.

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A battle between salmon fishermen, environmentalists and the gold mining industry has been brewing for more than a decade in a remote part of Southwest Alaska where the Arctic tundra meets the wetlands, grizzly bears and caribou roam and rivers rich with fish spill out into Bristol Bay.

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President Obama on Tuesday will propose speeding the acquisition and building of new Coast Guard icebreakers that can operate year-round in the nation’s polar regions, part of an effort to close the gap between the United States and other nations, especially Russia, in a global competition to gain a foothold in the rapidly changing Arctic.

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I'm an angler and surfer. I spend every moment I can spare on the water with my two sons, who fish and surf with me in Florida's beautiful offshore waters. They're developing a strong love for the ocean, which makes me proud and allows me to share a culture with them that ties us closely to the water.

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The harvest of spiny lobster off the Florida Keys has never been better, but the price fishermen are being paid is down significantly so far because the Asian market has yet to take off this season.

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ASTORIA -- When Tom Frith of Tigard filleted his chinook salmon recently, he was shocked to find the rich orange flesh riddled with quarter-sized white cysts.
And horrified when one of them exploded under an exploratory knife, spraying material everywhere.

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A new crustacean that resembles a shrimp, or perhaps a tiny dancer, has been discovered amid some Indonesian coral reefs and it’s been named L. eltoni, after pop superstar Elton John.

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A federal judge considering a court challenge by Pebble mine developers has granted Pebble’s request to force testimony by a former government scientist now believed to be living in Australia.

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Inside the Industry

The New England Fishery Management Council recently elected Dr. John F. Quinn of Massachusetts and E. F. “Terry” Stockwell III of Maine to serve respectively as chairman and vice chairman in the year ahead. The two have led the Council since 2014 but reversed roles this year. 

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Vigor will debut an affordable 142-foot freezer longliner designed specifically for North Pacific fishing at the 2016 Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle.

 

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