National Fisherman


It sounds fishy, but there’s a brewery in Maine infusing its beer with lobster.

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When the longline on the Sea Born is engaged, which is most of the time when it’s out in the Atlantic, two video cameras record everything on the deck and side of the boat.

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The summer salmon fisheries from Puget Sound to the ocean remain the top choice, with very good catches.

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It’s been a good summer for bluefish. Coinciding with the New York Times‘ recent fetish for the fish, scientists are announcing that it’s safer to eat than it has been in four decades.

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After just eight days in early July, the summer king salmon season for Southeast trollers is over. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game announced Friday that there will be no second king opening in August. It will be only the third summer in 15 years without an August opening.

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Over the past two weeks police officers issued more than one citation a day in the waters of Delaware for illegal shark fishing. DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers patrol the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean trying to prevent it.

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Unusual.  That's the word used to describe this year's shrimp season in Mississippi.

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A Coast Guard swimmer saved four fisherman stranded on a life raft near Cape Blanco early Tuesday.

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The sea scallop is pretty amazing for a bivalve. People may say "happy as a clam," but they mean simple as a two-shelled-fish stuck in the mud.

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Fishery managers and scientists say the plankton that produces domoic acid is still present but has apparently stopped producing the harmful marine toxin that shut down Dungeness crab and razor clam fisheries in Washington this spring.

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Inside the Industry

The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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The Marine Stewardship Council has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director. Critchlow will be based in the MSC US headquarters in Seattle. He is a former vice president of Lusamerica Foods and has over 35 years in the seafood industry.

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