National Fisherman


King and chum salmon are still slowly building a run up the Yukon this summer — and fishermen are contending with everything from gear restrictions to wildland fires in their efforts to fill their racks.

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SEAFOODNEWS.COM By Peggy Parker — June 25, 2015 — Alaska’s Governor Walker urged “fairness” from the Marine Stewardship Council in the certification of Alaska salmon, in a letter sent to MSC executive Rupert Howes.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and China said Wednesday they are stepping up cooperation on preserving the ocean and combating illegal fishing despite their differences on maritime security.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters investigating a reported petroleum stench at a Central California beach last month didn't take long to realize a spill had taken place — oil was spreading across the sand and into the surf. Tracing the source, they found crude gushing from a bluff like a fire hose "without a nozzle," records show.

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The ocean is a frontier for sustainable growth. It offers increased food security, economic growth and value-added investment opportunities to nations willing to develop maritime resources without using them up. Yet there is an urgent need to deal directly with declines in the value and harvest of wild-capture fisheries around the world.

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The days of cheap lobster are over. From Maine to Monterey Park, consumers are shelling out more for the delicacy.

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Thai police said on Tuesday they had "shown sincerity" and wrapped up the country's biggest investigation into human trafficking, as rights groups questioned whether they had even scratched the surface.

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are shutting down Mahi-mahi commercial fishing on the East Coast effective Monday June 29, at midnight.

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Trident Seafoods and other companies vying to get back into Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Alaska salmon group, the Alaska Salmon Processors Association (ASPA), are yet to respond on an offer made last week.

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While the debate over whether to label foods containing GMO ingredients plays out across the country, another engineered food has long been waiting to hit grocery stores: genetically modified salmon.

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Inside the Industry

Governor Bill Walker has officially requested that the federal government declare a disaster for four Alaska regions hurt by one of the poorest pink salmon returns in decades.

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The New England Fishery Management Council recently elected Dr. John F. Quinn of Massachusetts and E. F. “Terry” Stockwell III of Maine to serve respectively as chairman and vice chairman in the year ahead. The two have led the Council since 2014 but reversed roles this year. 

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