National Fisherman


A Virginia Beach woman is happy as a clam after finding a rare 41/2-carat lavender pearl in a littleneck purchased at the Great Machipongo Clam Shack in Nassawadox.

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Sabrina Galloway inadvertently glances at the cabin floor of the Mr. Anthony, and then its splintered wooden walls and broken windows. "I promise it used to look much prettier than this," she says of her family's shrimp boat. The 20-year-old gently grips the steering wheel, lightly scraping the wood with her fingernails.

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Rescuers searched Monday for 52 people missing after a South Korean fishing ship they were working on sank in the Bering Sea, an official said. At least one person died.

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GLOUCESTER — Portraits are about "who." That's obvious. What's not obvious is that they don't have to be only about who. That's true of the 71 photographs in Jim Hooper's "Portraits of a Working Waterfront." Hooper's handsome and eloquent photographs are also about "where" and "what." The show runs through Feb. 1 at the Cape Ann Museum.

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The U.S. Coast Guard was called into action early Saturday morning, responding to a fishing vessel in distress off the stormy and rugged Oregon Coast.

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MISSISSIPPI SOUND (WLOX) - A longtime Vietnamese fisherman took a group on a special fishing trip Monday. They were part of an event called "Come Fish off My Boat." The unique trip called attention to the plight of commercial fishermen and sparked conversations about efforts to restore the fishery.

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NEWPORT – Driven by a high-quality product, the opening price for Oregon commercial fishermen will hit a record $3.10 per pound when the Dungeness crab season opens as scheduled on Dec. 1.

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Local shrimpers and other owners of small commercial fishing boats around the country will need a new permit to wash their decks if a recently introduced bill doesn't pass Congress by mid-December.

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WASHINGTON (CN) - The National Marine Fisheries Service announced new measures to protect endangered Steller sea lions in Alaska, which reduce some protections already in place. The new regulations are to protect the sea lions under the Endangered Species Act, while also minimizing the economic impact on the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands fisheries, according to the rule published Tuesday.

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CHESTERTOWN — The Kent County Commissioners sent a letter to Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources Joseph Gill requesting a rollback of a proposed 20.5 percent reduction in the bag limit for commercial rockfish.

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Inside the Industry

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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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced last week the sixth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to foster innovations that support sustainable fisheries in the United States. 

The goal of the Fisheries Innovation Fund is to sustain fishermen and fishing communities while simultaneously rebuilding fish stocks.

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