National Fisherman

Turning the May 6 Dare Board of Commissioners meeting over to Vice Chairman Richard Johnson, Board Chairman Warren Judge, Commissioner Bob Woodard and County Manager Bobby Outten left the meeting early to attend the "public forum" scheduled for that afternoon at the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh. The topic being addressed in the forum was House Bill 983, the 2013 Fisheries Economic Development Act or "Game Fish Bill."

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LEWES — A new alternative bait product that will help reduce the number of horseshoe crabs harvested from the Delaware Bay was introduced late last month.

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Florida officials should use "every arrow in their quiver" to restore the flow of fresh water to the sapped Apalachicola River and Bay, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Monday - including firing up another lawsuit in the state's water war with Georgia.

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The four-day work furloughs that had been in the immediate future for the 200 employees at the Northeast regional offices of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Gloucester -- along with those of the other 12,300 NOAA employees nationwide — have been canceled.

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AUGUSTA, Maine — Despite highly visible defeats for Maine groundfishermen who have tried to overturn a state law that prohibits them from possessing lobsters, there may be hope yet for easing the restriction.

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The 2013 commercial salmon fishery in Bristol Bay officially opens up this morning at 9 a.m. in the eastside districts.

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JUNEAU, Alaska — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is extending the public comment period on its study of large mining impacts in the Bristol Bay region.

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The commercial and recreational harvests of finfish and shellfish continued a decline in 2012.

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Attorneys from Conservation Law Foundation and Earthjustice filed a pair of lawsuits today in the federal district court challenging recent decisions by the National Marine Fisheries Service regarding New England groundfish.

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We thank and applaud everyone who fought House Bill 983, the Fisheries Economic Development Act, a truly bad bill that would have designated red drum, speckled trout and rockfish as game fish, meaning only recreational fishermen could catch them.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 10/21/14

In this episode:

North Pacific Council adjusts observer program
Fishermen: bluefin fishing best in 10 years
Catch limit raised for Bristol Bay red king crab
Canadian fishermen fight over lobster size rules
River conference addresses Dead Zone cleanup

National Fisherman Live: 10/7/14

In this episode, National Fisherman Publisher Jerry Fraser talks about the 1929 dragger Vandal.

 

Inside the Industry

NOAA and its fellow Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have announced the signing of a formal Record of Decision to implement a gulf restoration plan. The 44 projects, totaling an estimated $627 million, will restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses and oyster beds.

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The Golden Gate Salmon Association will host its 4th Annual Marin County Dinner at Marin Catholic High School, 675 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Kentfield on Friday, Oct 10, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

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