National Fisherman


Harvest numbers of spiny lobster apparently dipped this year but a second straight solid season coupled with record-high wholesale prices made it a success for the Florida Keys commercial fleet.

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PORTLAND, Maine — People gathered in Portland on Monday night to talk about the future of the state's shrimp catch.

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WASHINGTON — Dolphins are dying in unusually high numbers. Sea turtle nests are declining.

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At least People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) makes things fun for its critics. The pro-vegetarian group yet again proved its incompetence this week by attempting to claim credit for a business decision it had nothing to do with, this one concerning a Minor League baseball team and what's being served at its concession stands during games.

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The last of five Lower Keys fishermen snared last year in a state wildlife case and accused of illegally selling fish to undercover officers will likely plead guilty in Plantation Key on April 9.

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Of all the ways in which Alaska's aviation and fishing industries have been associated over the years, the use of aircraft to spot fish for commercial fishing operators has by far been the most controversial.

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PORTLAND, Maine -- Fishery regulators are holding a public hearing in Portland to discuss the future of New England's closed Maine shrimp fishery.

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DELCAMBRE, La. — Louisiana State University researchers say Louisiana shrimpers face lower prices this year with an expected rise in imported shrimp.

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The Aleutian Marketplace contest was designed to gather ideas and provide funding for new start-up businesses around the Bering Sea.

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The 2015 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is over.

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Inside the Industry

Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.

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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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