National Fisherman


Canada approved a type of genetically modified salmon for sale, health officials said on Thursday, the first such animal to be cleared as safe for consumption in the country.

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The international Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing will go into effect next month as one more step in curbing a worldwide network of fish piracy.

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HARWICH — In an effort to help preserve the town’s commercial fishing fleet, Harbormaster John Rendone proposed this week to protect a set number of moorings for commercial fishermen. The board of selectmen voted unanimously to approve the measure.

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SACRAMENTO (KRON) — The California Department of Public Health has lifted the last remaining health advisory for Dungeness crab along the California coast, officials announced on Thursday.

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The Port of Astoria, the agency tasked with maintaining a public infrastructure for local businesses and citizens, is getting it from all sides.

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A Coast Guard crew rescued two Sitka-based commercial fishermen from a sinking boat near the Fairweather fishing grounds early this morning (Tue 5-17-16).

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New Hampshire Public Television is set to debut its fishing documentary, “Saving New England Fisheries,” on Thursday. As with the subject it covers, the documentary raises far more questions than it answers.

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There still has been no decision in the federal lawsuit brought by New Hampshire fisherman David Goethel and his Northeast Fishing Sector 13 to bar NOAA Fisheries from making permit holders pay for at-sea monitoring.

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CORDOVA – The Copper River red salmon are in and some of the first fish caught are headed to dinner plates across the U.S.

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Four Plaquemines Parish men sought to get a jump on their competition by shrimping in inshore waters Tuesday (May 10), according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The inshore shrimp season won't open until May 23 at 6 a.m.

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Inside the Industry

Fishermen throughout the Gulf of Mexico are praising Louisiana officials for a series of strong decisions last week that have broken the deadlock of red snapper management in the Gulf of Mexico.

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According to the Portland Press Herald, the Maine Seaweed Festival has been canceled this year due to a rift between the event’s organizers and seaweed harvesters.

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