National Fisherman


For the second straight year, a harsh winter killed more than a quarter of adult blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay.

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- All 13 shrimp boats at Shem Creek have been blessed.

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On Dec. 7, 1973, San Fernando Valley motorcycle salesman Pete Dupuy took off in his Cessna plane to meet a couple of friends at a camping area in Mexico.

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EW BEDFORD — New Bedford is the top dollar value fishing port in the nation once again in 2013, according to the Icelandic bank that compiles the figures each year.

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Striper action may be just getting started but many fishermen are already looking ahead to the opening of fluke season on May 17. This year's regulations for the delectable summer flatties allow anglers to keep five fish per day with an 18-inch minimum size limit and a season stretching through Sept. 21.

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Sunday was the third day of the search for missing mariner Ron Ingraham.

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BANGOR, Maine — A lobsterman from Stonington is facing numerous charges after a Maine Marine Patrol investigation this month into illegal lobster harvesting activity.

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Gov. Kate Brown set the hook on sport anglers this past week with her appointment of an Astoria gill-net industry strategist to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Modern-day slavery persists around the world, including the abuse of fishermen in the Thai seafood industry whose catch can end up in U.S. markets, a congressional panel was told Wednesday.

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BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The sinking of the Russian trawler Dalny Vostok cannot be used as an example to suggest the entire fishery is not compliant with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard, said the Russian Pollock Catchers Association (PCA) and two major fishing companies.

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Inside the Industry

The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.

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Last week, Alaska senators Lisa Murkowski (R), Dan Sullivan (R) and Rep. Don Young (R) asked Secretary of State John Kerry to negotiate with Canadian leaders to make sure appropriate environmental safeguards are in place for mine development in Southeast Alaska.

The congressional delegation explained the importance of this issue to Alaskans and the need for assurances that the water quality in transboundary waters between Alaska and Canada will be maintained.

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