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The Justice Department charged a former Halliburton Co. manager Thursday with destroying evidence in the aftermath of BP PLC's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
 

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Commercial fisherman Wayne Sorensen says if it wasn't for RACQ Capricorn Helicopter and Rescue, he wouldn't be here today.
 

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FAIRHAVEN — Middle Street resident Garth Rowe did something last week he rarely does; he invited his neighbors, Beth and Michael Luey, outside onto his porch.
 

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The current timetable calls for the committee and its consultant, Rhode Island-based Ninigret Partners, to complete a draft plan by the end of January that, following public review and the gathering of endorsements, would be submitted to the state for review and approval sometime in May, according to Sarah Garcia, the city’s harbor planning director.
 

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AUSTRALIA - A scientific paper (Pitman, Haddy and Kloser) has been released assessing the impact of commercial fishing on the reproductive capacity (fecundity) of orange roughy.
 

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It's been a record year for commercial fishermen in Southeast Alaska, with more than 100 million salmon caught in the region for the first time ever.

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At the most recent hearing on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, testimony focused largely on rebuilding efforts, underutilized stocks and a national seafood sustainability certification.

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Federal fisheries officials are seeking public input through Oct. 17 on a plan that would tighten limits on how much halibut bycatch can be harvested by the commercial groundfish fleet in the Gulf of Alaska.

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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she remains steadfast in her efforts to secure disaster assistance for Massachusetts fishermen, if frustrated by the very process that would deliver it.

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PORTLAND — An indicator of the Gulf of Maine shrimp population has fallen to its lowest level on record, raising questions about whether the fishery should be shut down this coming winter.

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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

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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NOAA and its fellow Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have announced the signing of a formal Record of Decision to implement a gulf restoration plan. The 44 projects, totaling an estimated $627 million, will restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses and oyster beds.

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