National Fisherman


Some spring Chinook salmon adults returning to the Willamette and Deschutes river basins have been found to be infected by Ceratomyxa shasta (c. shasta), a parasite-driven disease that is contracted by the fish while in the river and that can kill adults before they spawn.

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A 14-year-old Old Orchard Beach girl has added to a summer of lobster oddities.

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PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - The Coast Guard rescued three people off the coast of Pascagoula late Sunday night. The call came in at 10:40 p.m.

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Willis "Bill" Blount calls himself "the poster child for struggling fishermen" in the hyper-regulated Northeast fishery.

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CORDOVA -- Jim Aguiar doesn't like angst. That isn't a judgment of others, but rather a conceptual misunderstanding on his part. He just doesn't get it. "If you like angst, move to New York City and meet Woody Allen," he said.

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The ongoing has pitted wild salmon against farmers in a fight for water. While growers of almonds, one of the state's biggest and most lucrative crops, enjoy booming production and skyrocketing sales to China, the fish, it seems, might be left high and dry this summer—and maybe even dead.

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An Oakland couple nabbed for poaching 108 commercial grade Dungeness crabs had the crustaceans stashed out of sight in a specially modified boat with secret compartments, according to prosecutors.

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U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Mark Begich, D-Alaska, joined panelists at the Kenai River Classic Roundtable in a discussion about recreational fishing and the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act on Wednesday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

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Last week, the photographer and commercial fisherman Corey Arnold posted photographs from Bristol Bay, in southwest Alaska, on the New Yorker photo department’s Instagram feed.

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Data that federal regulators say suggests that populations of Gulf of Maine cod continue to diminish despite severe cuts in fishing quotas will undergo an independent review next week to aid in developing future management practices.
 

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Inside the Industry

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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Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which governs commercial and recreational fishing in the state, got a new boss in January. Charlie Melancon, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislator, was appointed to the job by the state’s new governor, John Bel Edwards.

Although much of his non-political work in the past has centered on the state’s sugar cane industry, Melancon said he is confident that other experience, including working closely with fishermen when in Congress, has prepared him well for this new challenge.

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