National Fisherman

Commercial fishermen will be paying more to catch fewer fish in the future, after the N.C. Department of Marine Fisheries commission voted for a 100-percent increase in commercial fishing licenses and the elimination of a harvest season for river herring.
 

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Oystermen on the Cape and Islands, and throughout the East Coast, will soon be dealing with new regulations governing their harvesting and distribution procedures as state and federal agencies seek to limit the impact of an invasive pathogen that has sickened an increasing number of people in recent years.
 

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OTTAWA — B.C. conservation groups are asking the federal auditor general’s office to investigate the Harper government’s response to the $26-million Fraser River sockeye salmon inquiry that was completed in 2012.
 

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MACHIAS, Maine — A salmon conservation organization is trying a new technique Down East for the first time, “planting” eggs in three rivers in the region in hopes they will hatch and grow into adult versions of Atlantic salmon.
 

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Another, even bigger, version of 2013’s record run of fall chinook to the Columbia River is forecast for this year – the largest flood of salmon since fish counts began at the new Bonneville Dam in 1938.
 

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It would be perfectly proper for BP, the giant British oil company, to feel a sense of corporate remorse.
 

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NEAR WESTPORT, Wash. — Phil Westrick, captain of the crab boat "The Ultimate," was fishing near Westport early Friday morning when he came across something peculiar.
 

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An upcoming summit in Houma will help area fishermen and seafood harvesters.
 
The second annual Louisiana Fisheries Summit is scheduled for March 12 and 13 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Drive.
 

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The government need not face claims that the amended New England fishery program leaves groundfish vulnerable to overfishing, a federal judge ruled.
 

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Federal fisheries officials said Feb. 19 they have implemented a plan to tighten limits on halibut bycatch that can be caught in commercial groundfish fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska.
 

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 3/10/15

In this episode, Online Editor Leslie Taylor talks with Mike McLouglin, vice president of Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear.

National Fisherman Live: 2/24/15

In this episode:

March date set for disaster aid dispersal
Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received

Inside the Industry

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is required by state statute to appoint someone to the Board of Fisheries by today, Tuesday, May 19. However, his efforts to fill the seat have gone unfulfilled since he took office in January. The seven-member board serves as an in-state fishery management council for fisheries in state waters.

The resignation of Walker’s director of Boards and Commissions, Karen Gillis, fanned the flames of controversy late last week.

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Keith Decker, president and COO of High Liner Foods, will take over for the outgoing CEO, Harry Demone, who will assume the role as chairman of the board of directors. The Lunenburg, Nova Scotia-based seafood supplier boasts sales in excess of $310 million (American) for the first quarter of the year.

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