National Fisherman


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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BELFORD, N.J. — He was a retired construction worker who turned his fishing hobby into a low-pressure business, taking a delight in almost anything he brought back.

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The recreational and commercial Dungeness crab fisheries on the northern coast of Washington will reopen effective immediately, state shellfish managers announced today.

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Summer fishing in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands is winding down, and smaller catcher vessels will have access to an extra 1,700 metric tons of Pacific cod this fall after some quota went unused by other fleets.

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The fishing sector in New Jersey suffered nearly $300 million in estimated damages and lost earnings as a result of superstorm Sandy, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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The state’s highest court heard oral arguments Wednesday on whether a proposed ban on commercial setnet fishing in Alaska's urban areas will be put to voters next year and had pointed questions about what the exact effects of such a ban might be.

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Better fishing conditions for Pacific cod this year are increasing supply and appear to having a stabilizing effect on prices.

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MOUNT SINAI, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — In two weeks a ban on lobster harvesting in the Long Island Sound takes effect.

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Inside the Industry

SeaWeb and Diversified Communications are accepting proposals to present at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit up until Friday, September 30.

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Governor Bill Walker has officially requested that the federal government declare a disaster for four Alaska regions hurt by one of the poorest pink salmon returns in decades.

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