National Fisherman


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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ANNAPOLIS, Md.- Oysters are a way of life here on Delmarva. Watermen say House Bill 638 would give them more opportunities by opening up a new bottom to dredge.
 

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The Department of Fish and Game has released the outlook for the Togiak Sac Roe herring fishery.
 
 
CRISFIELD, MD. — It's another winter day that Crisfield watermen are forced to stay off their boats, but the spring may be the start of even bigger problems.
 

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Right after the yearly halibut catch limits are announced each January, brokers are usually busy with buying, selling and transferring shares of the catch. But it’s been slow going so far, even with slight harvest increases in almost all Alaska fishing areas for the first time in nearly a decade. The buyers are there – it’s the sellers that are scarce.
 

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BELLEVUE, Wash. — When salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals poop or shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene.
 

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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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