National Fisherman


NMFS scientists at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center have developed a deeper understanding of cod development after successfully growing Artic cod in the laboratory.

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In February 1953, the Washington State Department of Lands granted a 10-year lease to E.W. Steffen of Seattle for an oyster farm in Dungeness Bay. The farm was to be located between the shoreline and the eelgrass beds on the north side of Dungeness Harbor next to the spit. Steffen and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service agreed on harvesting by hand and a harvest season that avoided disturbing wintering waterfowl.

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Diversified fishing group Oceana could be angling for a deal in the US.

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Many animals, especially marine animals like zebrafish and sea urchin as well as some birds, can create their own sunlight protection compound, according to a new study. It may one day be possible to use this process to create a better method of sun protection for humans.

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The hours would be long and the work hard, but spending a year as a fisherman seemed like a good option to Samart Senasook.

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SANTA CRUZ — Slowly but surely, wild salmon are popping back up on area menus..

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The Togiak herring fishery wrapped up Monday at 12:00 p.m. The Department of Fish and Game made the call Monday morning, noting that the purse seine fleet was near its quota and the gillnet boats had apparently given up the effort over the weekend.

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PORT CLYDE, Maine — A Maine fishermen's group is getting $175,000 in federal money to help develop a program that would allow consumers to identify the fishermen who caught their seafood.

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Oceans are becoming more acidic as they absorb all the carbon emissions humans release into the air. And it could impact the Atlantic seaboard’s scallop industry, which brings in hundreds of millions of dollars. A team of researchers is working to predict just how bad the damage might be.

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Some lobstermen plowed snow and worked side jobs during the three-month closure that ended May 1. Others repaired their equipment and puttered around, living off their savings.

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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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