National Fisherman


PORT TOWNSEND — Scientists have called on the public to help monitor shorelines for an invasive species of crab over the summer.

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The announcement from NOAA on Tuesday that they will begin to transition the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s bottom trawl surveys from their research ship, the Henry B. Bigelow, to fishing industry vessels is a cause for celebration on the waterfront and represents a real opportunity to get the fishing industry in New England out of disaster mode. It is a bold decision but it is undoubtedly the correct one and, from an industry perspective, one that is long overdue.

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The city and its fishing community could benefit from a $25 million bond authorization to assist the state's Designated Port Areas — but only if Gov. Charlie Baker signs the bill and includes the money in his capital spending program.

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As a lifelong Maryland resident, Stephanie Hall has eaten plenty of oysters. But she'd never shucked one herself until she received a share of the shelled mollusks from Old Line Fish Co. this summer.

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A man saved a manatee after it got tangled in the rope of a crab trap in Safety Harbor and it was all caught on video.

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Forage fish are considered the lifeblood of the ocean's food web, yet in the Atlantic Ocean off America's Eastern Seaboard they have gone unmanaged, with no regulations on how much can be caught. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council voted Monday to change that, setting in motion a proactive plan for protecting more than 50 forage species.

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Today marks the first Alaska Wild Salmon Day, a new holiday honoring the state’s most famed fish. Gov. Bill Walker established the holiday, to be celebrated annually on Aug. 10, in early May when he signed HB 128 into law.

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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Although the region’s salmon fisheries are well into their summer seasons, much turmoil remains concerning the management of the state’s fisheries.

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Lake Pontchartrain is crawling with crabs again, and it has the January opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway to thank, according to a crab distributor whose factory is located on the lake's north shore.

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Commercial sockeye fishing in upper Cook Inlet will be decided on a day-by-day basis from here until the end of the season.

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Inside the Industry

SeaWeb and Diversified Communications are accepting proposals to present at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit up until Friday, September 30.

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Governor Bill Walker has officially requested that the federal government declare a disaster for four Alaska regions hurt by one of the poorest pink salmon returns in decades.

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