National Fisherman


With a partial government shutdown looming, state agencies are making plans for what services might be reduced without a budget deal by July 1. But salmon don’t care about budgets and money. The fish are coming to Alaska waters whether or not the Alaska Department of Fish & Game has its usual resources to manage them.

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The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will likely recommend some significant changes to the current version of the Magnuson Stevens Act — but not during its meeting in Sitka.

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PORTLAND, ME — The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is awarding the Nature Conservancy $300,000 to implement electronic monitoring systems in the New England's fishing industry.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A series of deep cuts to the halibut bycatch allocation for the Bering Sea groundfish bottom-trawl fleet will be considered by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council this week, and the decision to recuse two members of the board could have an effect on the outcome.

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LOS ANGELES — A commercial fisherman sued the owner of the oil pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast, alleging the environmental disaster would cause decades of harm to the shore and hurt many businesses.

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In April, seafood buyers across Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska received an invitation to bid on a job that involves purchasing and then picking up surplus salmon carcasses and eggs from state-run hatcheries in Washington.

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Five Asian bighead carp have been caught recently on the St. Croix River near Stillwater, the farthest north the invasive species has been found on the river, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported Tuesday.

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COLUMBIA RIVER — Ten fishermen are expected to participate in a commercial seine fishery on the Columbia River in August. Unlike last year, however, the wild fish they catch will now directly affect other commercial fishermen on the river.

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Kudos to Massachusetts members of Congress Reps. William Keating, Stephen Lynch and Seth Moulton for seeing through what must be an environmentalist-created fog that has apparently obscured the vision of the rest of the commonwealth’s House delegation.

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As the Santa Barbara Oil Spill fouls the controversial "marine protected areas" created under the privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative, Californians Against Fracking announced they will march with local residents at the site of the tragic spill to call on Governor Jerry Brown to stop fracking and "move California off dirty fossil fuels."

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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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