National Fisherman


Pilot Wayne Davis exudes a sense of modesty when you ask him about the captivating aerial photos he takes of great white sharks from his two-seater plane while hovering along the coast of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge in Chatham.

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A federal judge presiding over the lawsuit filed by New Hampshire fisherman David Goethel challenging the legality of NOAA Fisheries forcing groundfishermen to pay for at-sea monitoring has ruled in favor of the federal government.

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I recently watched a man fishing in the Arkansas River at Little Rock who caught an American eel. When he set the hook, the angler was pleased with the reaction. The fish surged away, stripping line against the drag. The man grunted and cranked, smiling all the while.

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Southern New England lobster fishermen might have to start throwing back smaller lobsters in an attempt to stem population losses.

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Oyster populations have seen steady gains inside of state-designated sanctuaries over the past decade, while similar progress in areas open to harvesting has recently reversed, according to a long-awaited report released Sunday night.

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The Ninilchik Traditional Council has for years been seeking approval to use a more effective method for catching their subsistence allocation of sockeye salmon on the Kenai River and late last week, they got that opportunity.

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Federal researchers returning from a 30-day expedition to study whales and dolphins around the Hawaiian Islands said Thursday they are looking for clues to help sustain healthy populations of the marine mammals.

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Many of the salmon that wind up in the nets of the fishing vessel Ounce have their buyer’s name on them from the moment they come out of the sea.

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Officials are calling off the search for the fishing vessel Alaska Juris.
The U.S. Coast Guard released a statement Saturday saying it's believed that the ship sank in approximately 5,400 feet of water.

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Recently-released Canadian export data for January to May 2016 shows exports of farm-raised salmon to key Asian markets is on a record-setting pace in 2016, with many markets already eclipsing previous annual volumes.

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Inside the Industry

The New England Fishery Management Council recently elected Dr. John F. Quinn of Massachusetts and E. F. “Terry” Stockwell III of Maine to serve respectively as chairman and vice chairman in the year ahead. The two have led the Council since 2014 but reversed roles this year. 

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Vigor will debut an affordable 142-foot freezer longliner designed specifically for North Pacific fishing at the 2016 Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle.

 

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