National Fisherman

AUGUSTA — Maine-based groundfishing boats that catch lobsters in federally regulated waters will likely continue to face the threat fines as large as $50,000, with the defeat of a bill that would have lifted the state-assessed penalties on Maine fishermen.

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ANCHORAGE - Senators from the Lower 48 are concerned the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay will have a negative impact on the commercial fishing industry.

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Washington and Oregon approved eight hours of gillnetting Sunday night in the lower Columbia River from Beacon Rock to the ocean.

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Just six weeks into the new fishing year, Gloucester and other New England fishermen and their federal regulators share a common belief that the very existence of the fishery is in peril, yet both sides remain entrenched in their feelings regarding how to deal with the crisis the federal Department of Commerce acknowledges is an "economic disaster."

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BILOXI, Mississippi -- The number of boats in Mississippi waters was up from last year for the first day of shrimping season, but as predicted, the catches were small, according to a news release from the state Department of Marine Resources.

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HARPSWELL, Maine — Less than three days after swimming from his sinking lobster boat to a small island off Long Point, 90-year-old Philip Tuttle laughed when asked if he plans to haul traps again any time soon.

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BRUNSWICK, GA (WTOC) — Georgia's food shrimp season for commercial and recreational shrimpers officially kicked off Tuesday at 6 a.m.

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JUNEAU, Alaska — More than 200 scientists have signed onto a letter asking Congress to enact legislation protecting 1.9 million acres of salmon habitat in this country's largest national forest.

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BREWSTER — Sailors have used alternative fuels on the high seas for a lot longer than people on land have – think sails.

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The North Pacific Fishery Management Council moved forward Monday with what it called a "progressive step" in the issue of preserving the Bering Sea Canyons.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 8/14/14

In this episode:

  • More cod cuts expected if NOAA data holds
  • Louisiana importing oysters to meet demand
  • N.C. sets new sturgeon bycatch rules
  • BP appeals to Supreme Court on spill settlement
  • Senate releases new Magnuson-Stevens draft

National Fisherman Live: 8/5/14

In this episode, National Fisherman's Boats & Gear Editor Michael Crowley talks with Frances Parrott about the Notus Dredgemaster.

Inside the Industry

PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative has appointed Matt Jacobson as its new executive director.
 
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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Red Snapper Advisory Panel Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the council office — 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, in Tampa, Fla. 

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