National Fisherman


WASHINGTON, D.C. — West Coast fishermen will get relief from high-interest government loans that were part of a 2003 assistance package, thanks to a provision inserted in the National Defense Authorization Act by U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio.

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MONTEREY (AP) — Northern California fishermen have reported an above-average squid harvest.

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When Amanda West Reade was pregnant with her now two-year-old son, she started eating farmed salmon. As a vegetarian, she knew that getting enough protein, omega-3s, and folic acid to boost her growing baby's development might be tricky.

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DURHAM, NC - By identifying the most efficient fishing practices and behaviors, a new model developed by economists at Duke University and the University of Connecticut could help fishermen land larger paychecks while reducing the risk of fishery depletion.

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WASHINGTON – Frustrated Gulf Coast lawmakers are pushing a bill to give their states more power to manage the economically important red snapper population, a move aimed at opening up the rebounding stock to more recreational fishing.

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The president of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, has pledged to triple his country's marine protected areas and set up a legal framework to defend local communities' rights to manage their own fishing grounds.

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There is no match to Alaska's diverse and productive fisheries. From Southeast to the Bering Sea, we produce half of the U.S. domestic seafood. Fisheries management might be complex but the result is simple: healthy fisheries equal more jobs than any other private sector enterprise in the state and a tax base that supports Alaska's coastal economy and communities.

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It's the time of year when Alaska's fishery meetings kick into high gear — with five set for this week alone.

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WILMINGTON, NC — The N.C. Marine Patrol arrested two fishermen after they were found with more than 16 times the legal possession limit of red drum.

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Two emaciated fishermen were recovering in a Pacific hospital today after enduring a five month ordeal drifting helplessly in an open boat.

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Inside the Industry

The Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel working group is scheduled to meet Aug. 2 in Boston to discuss using commercial fishing vessels to supplement current stock assessment surveys conducted by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center.

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Pat Fiorelli, the long-serving public affairs officer for the New England Fishery Management Council, will step down at the end of July.

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