National Fisherman

With strict new limits on Gulf of Maine cod, "there's not enough to sustain the fishery. The game is over."

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- They are the most feared predator in the ocean, but the state of California thinks great white sharks might need a little protection of their own.

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Dare County Commissioners Warren Judge, Virginia Tillett and Bob Woodard hand delivered a resolution regarding Oregon Inlet to leaders of the N.C. General Assembly in Raleigh on Wednesday, Jan. 9 for the opening of the assembly's 2013 session.

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday will nominate Sally Jewell, president and CEO of the outdoor and recreational retailer REI, to replace outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, the White House confirmed to POLITICO.

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The National Federation of Fisherman's Organisations (NFFO), the body representing fishermen's groups, individual fishermen and producers' organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland has overwhelmingly rejected forthcoming claims by Greenpeace, criticising how the industry is represented.

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PORTSMOUTH — While Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank cod have been subject to severe catch limits as a result of New England Fisheries Management Council meetings last week, herring saw different results.

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Neil LaRochelle's business is all about supply and demand.

"The demand is there," he said. The supply, however, is not.

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A federal report says removing four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River in Oregon and California and restoring ecosystems will produce a big increase in salmon harvests and boost farm revenues.

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LONDON — BP PLC posted Tuesday a 72% drop in profit for the fourth quarter as its oil and gas production continued to fall and it agreed to pay billions of dollars in fines to the U.S. government, a performance that analysts said showed the company is still struggling to recover from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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For local fisherman David Goethel, the effect of cod catch reductions decided last week by New England fishery managers is cut and dried.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 7/29/14

In this episode:

  • Dismal Kenai king return prompts closures
  • State, feds unveil salmon restoration plans
  • Slow start for Maine’s lobster season
  • Va. oyster harvest up 25 percent in 2013
  • Fishermen tangle lines in snapper battle

National Fisherman Live: 7/17/14

In this episode, National Fisherman's Boats & Gear Editor Michael Crowley talks with Mike Hillers about the Simrad PX Multisensor.

 

Inside the Industry

PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative has appointed Matt Jacobson as its new executive director.
 
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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Red Snapper Advisory Panel Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the council office — 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, in Tampa, Fla. 

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