National Fisherman


Bluefin tuna fishers in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coast are facing new restrictions to protect the prized species from being overfished. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the rules Monday for commercial fishing vessels.

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AUGUSTA — Maine should increase research and monitoring into how rising acidity levels in oceans could harm the state's valuable commercial fisheries while taking additional steps to reduce local pollution that can affect water chemistry.

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MARIN COUNTY (KCBS) — Environmentalists in Marin County say a centuries-old species of Coho salmon is facing outright extinction due to the current drought.

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A Virginia Beach woman is happy as a clam after finding a rare 41/2-carat lavender pearl in a littleneck purchased at the Great Machipongo Clam Shack in Nassawadox.

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Sabrina Galloway inadvertently glances at the cabin floor of the Mr. Anthony, and then its splintered wooden walls and broken windows. "I promise it used to look much prettier than this," she says of her family's shrimp boat. The 20-year-old gently grips the steering wheel, lightly scraping the wood with her fingernails.

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Rescuers searched Monday for 52 people missing after a South Korean fishing ship they were working on sank in the Bering Sea, an official said. At least one person died.

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GLOUCESTER — Portraits are about "who." That's obvious. What's not obvious is that they don't have to be only about who. That's true of the 71 photographs in Jim Hooper's "Portraits of a Working Waterfront." Hooper's handsome and eloquent photographs are also about "where" and "what." The show runs through Feb. 1 at the Cape Ann Museum.

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The U.S. Coast Guard was called into action early Saturday morning, responding to a fishing vessel in distress off the stormy and rugged Oregon Coast.

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MISSISSIPPI SOUND (WLOX) - A longtime Vietnamese fisherman took a group on a special fishing trip Monday. They were part of an event called "Come Fish off My Boat." The unique trip called attention to the plight of commercial fishermen and sparked conversations about efforts to restore the fishery.

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NEWPORT – Driven by a high-quality product, the opening price for Oregon commercial fishermen will hit a record $3.10 per pound when the Dungeness crab season opens as scheduled on Dec. 1.

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Inside the Industry

The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association released their board of directors election results last week.

The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.

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Former Massachusetts state fishery scientist Steven Correia received the New England Fishery Management Council’s Janice Plante Award of Excellence for 2016 at its meeting last week.

Correia was employed by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries for over 30 years.

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