National Fisherman

SEATTLE -- Washington state geoduck harvesters and government officials, including Gov. Jay Inslee, are scrambling to overturn China's decision to ban some shellfish exports from the Pacific Northwest.
 
The ban has brought the geoduck industry here to a virtual halt.
 

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KEY LARGO -- A crowd of approximately 30 turned out at the local Holiday Inn last week to listen to Biscayne National Park officials explain their latest plan to govern the 180,000-acre marine park for the next two or more decades.
 

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Slightly more walleye pollock will be up for harvest in the Bering Sea in 2014.

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The best fall chinook salmon run in years has made this a banner season for Columbia Basin anglers. River towns, outfitters, shops and motels throughout our region have shared in this unexpected bounty.

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The New England Fishery Management Council's monthly meeting, a three-day session that began Monday in Danvers, holds immense potential for creating important new guidelines for fishermen out of Gloucester and elsewhere to move forward.

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DANVERS — There are, apparently, no straight lines in fisheries management.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency doesn't expect to release a final report on the impacts of large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay region until early next year.

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JONESPORT, Maine — A 50-year-old Addison commercial lobsterman was rescued by the Coast Guard after his boat got tangled in a mooring line Sunday morning.

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The U.S. Coast Guard on Friday came to the aid of a commercial fishing vessel from Montauk that had reported being "adrift and without power" with three crew members on board.

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The New England Fisheries Management Council will meet for three days next week in Danvers in deliberations that ultimately will lead to new policies for the Northeast multispecies fishery, including which specific areas will be open to fishing beginning around the winter of 2015.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 3/10/15

In this episode, Online Editor Leslie Taylor talks with Mike McLouglin, vice president of Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear.

National Fisherman Live: 2/24/15

In this episode:

March date set for disaster aid dispersal
Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received

Inside the Industry

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has scheduled a series of scoping hearings to gather public input for a proposed action to protect unmanaged forage species.

The proposed action would consider a prohibition on the development of new, or expansion of existing, directed fisheries on unmanaged forage species in the Mid-Atlantic until adequate scientific information is available to promote ecosystem sustainability.

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The National Marine Educators Association has partnered with NOAA this year to offer all NMEA 2015 conference attendees an educational session on how free NOAA data can add functionality to navigation systems and maritime apps.

Session topics include nautical charts, tides and currents, seafloor data, buoy networking and weather, among others.

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