National Fisherman

While the bulk of the Alaska salmon fishery has earned Marine Stewardship Council certification, the majority of Alaska salmon processors will not be selling MSC certified salmon, says the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.
 

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The federal Habitat Omnibus Amendment, already a confounding six years in the works, has a nice ring to it.
 

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A $32-million commercial fishery has inexplicably and completely collapsed this year on the B.C. coast.
 

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FREEPORT, Texas — An unplanned catch damaged a Texas fishing boat and left the captain with an amazing story about the 375-pound shark that didn't get away.
 

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October 10, 2013 — The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program has "red listed" shrimp caught in Louisiana state waters. The state stands alone among Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic states in the enforcement of the federal requirements to use Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs), which according to studies have proved effective in reducing sea turtle deaths and allowing their populations to begin a slow recovery.

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Gulf of Alaska rationalization is a step closer after the North Pacific Fishery Management Council's Oct. 5 action in Anchorage.

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The Northeast Seafood Coalition scored a significant victory this week when it helped fight off additional fishery closures related to what it regarded as unwarranted efforts to protect the harbor porpoise.

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JUNEAU -- Booming pink salmon runs made Southeast Alaska the state's top salmon fishery this year, as the state itself set a record for the number of salmon caught, the Department of Fish and Game said Thursday.

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BP's Macondo well spilled only 3.26 million barrels of oil during the 87 days that followed the April 20, 2010 blowout that sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, killing 11 workers, a witness for the company testified Thursday.

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PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County's updated shoreline management plan is expected to be in place by mid-December now that the conflict over finfish aquaculture has been resolved, according to the county's lead on the project.

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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

Fishermen in Western Australia captured astonishing footage this week as a five-meter-long great white shark tried to steal their catch, ramming into the side of their boat.
 
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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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