National Fisherman

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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Funding has been approved for several waterways in Carteret County as part of a measure to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy.

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A bill sponsored by a Sequim Democrat in the state House would allow counties to ban net pen aquaculture.

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To protect the ability of scallop fishing beds to replenish themselves, state officials have closed down scallop fishing areas in Hancock County and in Washington County.

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The tide has fallen for the last time for oyster magnate and seafood expert Mike Voisin, who died Saturday morning after fighting for slightly more than a week to recover from a massive heart condition.

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Yes! Yes! Yes! The state of Tennessee needs to quickly approve new regulations expanding the commercial fishing limits for Asian carp.

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The owner of the Gloucester trawler Princess Laura, which faces civil charges for using an illegal “net liner” in its trawl net, said Thursday that the Coast Guard mistook some gillnet that had been picked up while hauling back on a groundfishing trip about 100 nautical miles east of Cape Ann for an illegal liner — or double netting system.

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Oceana has announced a major litigation victory that will require stronger accountability through catch monitoring for the New England groundfish fishery. This win establishes the first full count, cap and control fishery in the Northeast and will help restore New England’s groundfish populations to healthy levels in future years.

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With a pre-season forecast calling for a lower return of early kings to the Columbia River this year, Washington and Oregon managers unveiled the management regime for first half fisheries Wednesday, Jan. 30.

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When previous catch reductions have been rolled out by the New England Fishery Management Council, fishermen have reacted with some degree of anger.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 8/14/14

In this episode:

  • More cod cuts expected if NOAA data holds
  • Louisiana importing oysters to meet demand
  • N.C. sets new sturgeon bycatch rules
  • BP appeals to Supreme Court on spill settlement
  • Senate releases new Magnuson-Stevens draft

National Fisherman Live: 8/5/14

In this episode, National Fisherman's Boats & Gear Editor Michael Crowley talks with Frances Parrott about the Notus Dredgemaster.

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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