National Fisherman


On the surface, the proposal this past week by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to increase the 2015 quota of red snapper allowed to be taken by recreational anglers to a record level sounds like great news for Texas' offshore fishing community.
 

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As fishery management and politics continue to collide, Kenai Peninsula residents’ thoughts will inevitably turn to the upcoming season.
 

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In a letter to Paula A. Kerger, President and CEO of Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) which is attached and pasted below, the Seafood Coalition pointed out the inappropriateness of a publicly funded network using glaring distortions to hype an upcoming PBS miniseries.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — After two years of runaway catches and explosive value, Maine's elver fishery fell substantially back toward Earth in 2014, according to state officials.

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PHAs are plastics that are made by bacteria. PHAs also are eaten by bacteria.

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West Coast fishery managers are poised to make a decision next week that could alter the future of fishing in federal waters off the Pacific Coast, as well as in Oregon's state-regulated nearshore waters.

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Commercial fisheries managers in the Cook Inlet are predicting a run of about 5.8 million sockeye salmon with a harvest of about 3.7 million of those fish by all user groups, according to its 2015 outlook for commercial salmon fishing.

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The first-ever lobster forecast is out, and it says February's record cold will likely set back Maine's lobster season.

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NOAA Fisheries on Tuesday formally issued the sector exemption that will remove elements of the emergency cod measures in the Gulf of Maine for the remainder of the current fishing season.
 

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Fresh seafood brought to you by the aquarium, sort of! It’s the new app designed by The Food Group for the Audubon Nature Institute’s sustainable seafood program G.U.L.F. (Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries.) “We wanted to make sure people had an easy way when they’re at the store or out at a restaurant to double-check and make sure that they’re buying Gulf seafood if they’re looking for Gulf seafood, make sure they know what’s in season at the time, what’s fresh and then also allow them to find Gulf seafood easily through access to our restaurant partners we work with,” says John Fallon.
 

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Inside the Industry

The Downeast Salmon Federation has received a major grant from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities to ensure and improve the water quality of eastern Maine’s most important rivers, according to the Ellsworth American.

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Louisiana crab fishermen and their catch are feeling the pressure of a downturn in the state economy, and a resulting upturn of people entering the fishery.

“It’s a crazy business right now,” said Pete Gerica, the New Orleans fisherman who now serves as president or the Louisiana Crab Task Force, a legislatively-created board of industry voices that makes recommendations to state government.

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