National Fisherman


PORTLAND — Scientists say an explosion of invasive green crabs that threatens Maine's lucrative soft-shell clam industry appears to have tapered off, at least temporarily.
 

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are holding two hearings on a draft plan to distribute $1.1 million in economic relief funds to the state's groundwater fishing industry.

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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently met in Biloxi, Miss. to discuss a number of fishery issues, including recreational red snapper sector separation and accountability measures.

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On Sept. 6, CDFW’s CalTIP line received a report of lobster poaching on a pier at Ocean Beach.

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BAR HARBOR, Maine — A 40-foot-long humpback whale that got caught in fishing gear off Mount Desert Island has been freed, according to the head of a whale-watching boat.

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With the sockeye salmon run into the Fraser River nearly complete, the fortunes of local U.S. commercial fishermen haven’t improved much.

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Fishing and environmental organizations are calling for extreme measures to save the year's fall runs of salmon in Central Valley rivers.

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APALACHICOLA, Florida -- Less than three years ago, the Apalachicola Bay oyster fishery was one of the most productive in the nation. Now Florida officials and a group representing the commercial fishing industry are saying the bay oyster harvest may have to shut down completely for 18 months.

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CHATHAM —Never Enough, a 40-foot fishing boat captained by Bruce Kaminski, ran aground opposite the Chatham Coast Guard station near the treacherous inlet bar Wednesday morning. But the boat and the captain were rescued.

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Air quality is not a risk, but all commercial and recreational fishing is prohibited in Long Island Sound from Norwalk to Milford this morning as officials try to determine the safety of the water as a fire in a coastal factory continues to rage in Bridgeport.

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Inside the Industry

(Bloomberg) — After fighting for more than two years to avoid paying almost $1 billion in oil spill damages to Gulf Coast shrimpers, oystermen and seafood processors it claimed didn’t exist, BP Plc has thrown in the towel.

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(Bloomberg) — Millions of dead fish stretched out over 200 kilometers of central Vietnamese beaches are posing the biggest test so far for the new government.

The Communist administration led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has been criticized on social media for a lack of transparency and slow response, with thousands protesting Sunday in major cities and provincial areas.

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