National Fisherman


West Coast fishery regulators on Tuesday banned fishing for huge swaths of species at the base of the ocean’s food chain, a major step toward ocean conservation that was hailed by environmentalists and fishermen alike.
 

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There’s gold in them thar…. swamps.
 
A lot of gold, in fact—up to $120 billion of it, lying within the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska. Which is why a Canadian company, Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., wants to dig one of the world’s largest open-pit mines to get it.
 

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Willis Blount is given to rambling off stories about a life at sea, a place where he’s spent more than a half century fishing. With heavy, calloused hands and a soft handshake, Blount built and designed the boat he continues to make his living on.
 

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Populations around the world have long understood the basics of what it takes to keep salmon populations healthy. In fact, one early ruling in Europe noted that no one is to obstruct a salmon stream so that a well-fed, 3-year-old pig could not stand sideways in it.
 

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The Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act, a proposed amendment to the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act, could soon give tribal members and government fishery managers in the Columbia River Basin authority to kill sea lions threatening endangered salmon populations.
 

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WASHINGTON -- A California congresswoman is pushing for more funding to explore the potential for increasingly acidic oceans to harm sea life -- and the related fisheries -- off her coast.
 

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Stepping in to avert a potential monopoly, a federal judge has granted commercial fishermen a preliminary injunction to block Pacific Seafood Group from acquiring Ocean Gold Seafoods.
 

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Delicious, healthy, sustainably harvested, traceable to individual fishermen rooted in fishing communities for generations.
 

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Regional policymakers are expected to act today on an ecological plan that would mark a significant shift in the way West Coast fisheries are managed.
 
Maine fishermen marked a pair of pocket-lining milestones last year: The lobster fishery had its most valuable year yet, and so did Maine’s commercial fisheries in their entirety.
 

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Inside the Industry

Pat Fiorelli, the long-serving public affairs officer for the New England Fishery Management Council, will step down at the end of July.

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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced last week the sixth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to foster innovations that support sustainable fisheries in the United States. 

The goal of the Fisheries Innovation Fund is to sustain fishermen and fishing communities while simultaneously rebuilding fish stocks.

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