National Fisherman


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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A Big Pine Key fisherman accused of lobster fishing with more than 100 untagged traps was arrested Saturday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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The “dinosaur fish” continues its comeback in the Great Lakes.

Some 1,000 lake sturgeon fingerlings were released Monday into the Genesee River, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced.

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A federal water agency is increasing flows in the Klamath River to fight a parasite attacking salmon.

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It's the height of commercial flounder season along the North Carolina Coast, but gillnet fishing boats have been banned from heading out. That's because a large number of sea turtles are still swimming in those areas.
 

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YARMOUTH HARBOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Ask marina owners, Yarmouth officials, or the Army Corps of Engineers: they'll all tell you the dredging of the Royal River is a long overdue project.
 

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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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