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Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Rockport harbormaster’s office pulled two fishermen from the waters of the Atlantic late Friday night after their 65-foot fishing vessel took on water and sank roughly 3 miles off Rockport’s Thacher Island.
 

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Barney Frank was in town last week and he was gloating, admittedly gloating, over a National Research Council report that basically told fishing regulators that they've been doing it all wrong.

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part package on tiger shrimp. See Monday’s or go to staugustine.com for the second part on the re-emergence of the wild tiger shrimp in St. Augustine.
 
Penaeus monodon has a lot of scientific types scratching their heads at its stubborn grasp on survival and worrying about what that will mean in the long run.
 

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MOREHEAD CITY — Two local commercial fishermen are concerned about the possible impact of having an imported seafood processing facility coming to North Carolina, but the state Department of Commerce said it’s going to be helpful, not harmful.
 

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NOAA has opened up electronic vessel trip reporting to all Northeast region fisheries, potentially offering a more efficient means for fishermen to submit trip information on catch, gear, discards, areas fished and a host of other details required by the National Marine Fisheries Service.
 

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The United Fishermen of Alaska’s Board of Directors is meeting in Sitka this week.
 
President Jerry McCune says the board will work on priorities for legislative and government-agency action.
 

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A smiling Gov. Chris Christie leaned across a broad blue banner imprinted with the words,"New Jersey, Stronger Than the Storm" and cut the ribbon on a brand new boardwalk in Belmar.
 

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Governor Rick Scott is asking that Apalachicola Bay be declared an Economic Disaster Area. The harvest of oysters is down dramatically and families are suffering.
 

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NEW BEDFORD — So few monkfish are being caught by the Northeast fishing fleet that NOAA Fisheries said it is lifting the cap on monkfish for the vast majority of boats in the Northern Fishery Management Area, which is north of Nantucket.
 

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Commercial salmon fishing with purse seines and beach seines — for profit not just testing — is coming to the lower Columbia River in the fall of 2014.
 

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 11/06/14

In this episode:

NOAA report touts 2013 landings, value increases
Panama fines GM salmon company Aquabounty
Gulf council passes Reef Fish Amendment 40
Maine elver quota cut by 2,000 pounds
Offshore mussel farm would be East Coast’s first

 

Inside the Industry

EAST SAND ISLAND, Oregon—Alexa Piggott is crawling through a dark, dusty, narrow tunnel on this 62-acre island at the mouth of the Columbia River. On the ground above her head sit thousands of seabirds. Piggott, a crew leader with Bird Research Northwest, is headed for an observation blind from which she'll be able to count them.
 
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NOAA and its fellow Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have announced the signing of a formal Record of Decision to implement a gulf restoration plan. The 44 projects, totaling an estimated $627 million, will restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses and oyster beds.

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