National Fisherman

The number of National Marine Protected Areas has risen by 82 sites, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced recently in a Federal Register notice. All but two of the new sites are in California and were nominated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife; the other two were nominated by the National Park Service.

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Commercial and sport sockeye fishing remained closed on the Fraser River system this week, as the Pacific Salmon Commission reported a lower than expected return of fish in what was already expected to be a poor return year.

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Although commercial fisherman Thomas Battice has been sent to prison, his trap nets in Lake Michigan can't just be pulled out by anyone who wants them out.

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Congress tried to honor that connection when it created the Community Development Quota, or CDQ, program, in 1992.

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CHATHAM, Mass. — Ted Ligenza, a fisherman here for nearly 40 years, was intrigued when he first started seeing gray seals bobbing in the harbor for the very first time about three decades ago. "We thought they were kind of pretty looking," he said.

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Thanks to NOAA Fisheries, two New England trawlers have something to do this summer instead of being tied up at the dock because there's no fishing quota left.

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Alaska's preliminary commercial salmon harvest reached 186,202,000 fish on Aug. 13, leaving the preseason forecast of 178.8 million salmon in the dust, as the humpy catch alone soared to over 139 million and appeared heading for a record.

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PORTSMOUTH — Eleven months after the U.S. Department of Commerce declared a disaster for the Northeast commercial fishing industry, fishermen have yet to see any money to help alleviate their financial hardship.

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Nets remain dry in the East Side Setnet fishery where fishermen learned Wednesday that the fishery will be closed for the last regularly scheduled fishing period of the season.

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A video released by environmentalists to highlight wastage in the pink salmon fishery is not representative of the seine fleet and contains inaccuracies and exaggeration, a senior official with the B.C. commercial fishery industry said Thursday.

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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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