National Fisherman

The instructions were: "Meet my sternman, and friend, Rob at 4:45am at the fish pier in Portland, Maine. From there, you two will catch a ride on another boat out to join me on the Wild Irish Rose, somewhere among the islands off coast."

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Fisheries authorities have seized boats and nets as part of stepped-up enforcement of a salmon-fishing ban on the Fraser River.

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OGUNQUIT - The intensive search for the body of a Cape Neddick fisherman who has been missing since late Thursday is over, according to authorities.

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The 2013 summer flounder commercial fishing season has come and gone in Massachusetts waters effective today, as commercial fishermen holding state and federal permits have reached the species' quota, NOAA officials have announced.

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Individual fishing quotas can leave some boats with just a few pounds of certain fish a year and the possibility of a "disaster tow:" A trawler pulls in more than his quota of canary rockfish, for example, and he's done for the year.

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A federal judge says he expects the second phase of a trial over BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to last 16 days.

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A federal judge late Thursday allowed the government to release water into the Klamath River to protect spawning salmon, saying the danger of a major fish kill outweighed the loss of irrigation water to Central Valley farmers.

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Six federally recognized Native Alaskan tribes and commercial fishing interests started what may well prove to be Big Green's biggest ballyhoo ever with a May 2010 letter to the Environmental Protection Agency against the proposed Pebble Mine — a huge prospect of copper, gold, and molybdenum near the vast salmon runs of Bristol Bay.

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Want to get onboard observers out of those small fishing boat bunks?

The more fishermen who volunteer their vessels to field test new electronic monitoring systems (EMS), the faster the program will replace that extra body onboard.

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Grand Isle, La. - Oyster production in Louisiana continues to sag since the BP oil spill, but there's a new effort underway in Grand Isle that could revolutionize an industry that may be ripe for change.

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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

Fishermen in Western Australia captured astonishing footage this week as a five-meter-long great white shark tried to steal their catch, ramming into the side of their boat.
 
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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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