National Fisherman


SWAN'S ISLAND – At age 31, with 15 years of lobster fishing experience under his belt, Zeke Freelove is betting he won't be able to get a lobster fishing license until he's 50.

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WASHOUGAL — It’s known as the “salmon cannon,” but Vincent Bryan III has another way of describing the latest technology being used to move migratory fish in Washington.

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Sen. Mark Begich says the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act will not be moving forward without Alaska’s input.

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Grace the gliding robotic fish is getting a few new bells and whistles. And a new mission.

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APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Seafood workers and oyster harvesters say they are worried about the future of Apalachicola Bay.
 

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DARTMOUTH — UMass Dartmouth professor Pingguo He has been awarded a federal grant to help develop a low-impact trawling technology that will help fishermen target specific fish.
 

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In another legal maneuver to keep the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. open, businesses that support the operation filed an appeal Monday of a ruling that went against them earlier this month.
 

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The lobster industry in the Maritimes faces a new competitive threat from south of the border.
 

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Dan Nichols was hauling in a gillnet laden with the fruits of a late-season Alaskan salmon run when something heavy flopped out of it, then slid to the front of his boat. "I knew what the tail was," he says. Surprised, the mustachioed fishing veteran stopped picking salmon from his net and approached the itinerant sea creature. "I had to stop what I was doing."
 

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WASHINGTON – How many fish in the sea?

No one really knows, but which ones are counted and how often they’re examined depends on where you live, a new study by Congress’ watchdog concludes.

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Inside the Industry

Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.

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The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.

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