National Fisherman


Tribal co-management and Chinook bycatch took center stage Tuesday at a subsistence panel at the Association of Village Council Presidents conference.

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A Leamington commercial fishing company and boat captain have pleaded guilty to allowing fish to spoil and have been fined a total of $3,500.

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The Save the Summer Flounder Fishery Fund, in association with the Science Center for Marine Fisheries and the University of Southern Mississippi, has announced it will be funding research into the development of a sex-specific population assessment model to be applied to summer flounder stocks off the Atlantic coast.

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NEW CASTLE – Local fishermen concerned about the implications of offshore wind turbines, members of the public who support the concept of offshore wind in the state and other interested residents are invited to a public hearing in New Castle Oct. 14.
 

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SAN FRANCISCO | State and federal wildlife officials are resorting to installing giant water chillers in some of California's fish hatcheries, as drought, over-allocation of water and climate change all combine this year to make temperatures too warm for some baby salmon and other fish to survive.
 

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When seafood lovers think Virginia, they think oysters and blue crabs — two iconic species of the Chesapeake Bay.
 

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A private investment group is collaborating with Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute to establish an innovative fish farm in federal waters off the San Diego coast.
 

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SOUTH BRISTOL, Maine — Arnie Gamage of South Bristol caught a rare tan lobster on Oct. 6 off the South Bristol coastline.
 

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TOKYO — Fishing quotas for bluefin tuna allocated to Japan and other nations in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea will likely be expanded by a total of about 10,000 tons annually next year and beyond, based on a consensus reached at an intergovernmental tuna conservation panel.

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Federal fisheries biologists told the Army Corps of Engineers it must improve dam operations on the White River to protect endangered salmon, a report released Tuesday shows.

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Inside the Industry

NOAA recently published a proposed rule that would implement a traceability plan to help combat IUU fishing. The program would seek to trace the origins of imported seafood by setting up reporting and filing procedures for products entering the U.S.

The traceability program would collect data on harvest, landing, and chain of custody of fish and fish products that have been identified as particularly vulnerable to IUU fishing and fraud.

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The following was released by the Maine Department of Marine Resources on Jan. 22:

The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced an emergency regulation that will support the continued rebuilding effort in Maine’s scallop fishery. The rule, effective January 23, 2016, will close the Muscle Ridge Area near South Thomaston and the Western Penobscot Bay Area.

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