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SOUTH PORTLAND – A key federal panel is set to make a recommendation about the future of the Gulf of Maine’s declining cod fish stock.

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The late NWIFC chairman Billy Frank Jr. left us all many lessons during his time on this earth. One of the most important was also one of the simplest: “Tell the truth.”

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The South Georgia Patagonian toothfish longline fishery has been certified as a sustainable and well managed fishery for the third time. - See more at: http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/toothfish-fishery-recertified#sthash.qzAKpjad.dpuf
The South Georgia Patagonian toothfish longline fishery has been certified as a sustainable and well managed fishery for the third time. - See more at: http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/toothfish-fishery-recertified#sthash.qzAKpjad.dpuf

The South Georgia Patagonian toothfish longline fishery has been certified as a sustainable and well managed fishery for the third time.

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St. Jude Farms sits on the South Edisto River portion of the ACE Basin. The two-year-old seafood outfit is one of the first South Carolina companies to test out the sterile triploid oysters, or oysters with three sets of chromosomes.

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Tim Broderick was the captain of the 55-foot fishing dragger Four Kids, and for five seasons he’d go out into Vineyard Sound and pull nets to harvest fluke. But over the years fishing has become harder and not as profitable. This summer he sold the dragger to Stanley Larsen of Menemsha Fish Market. 
 

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How confident are you that the seafood you buy is really what you get?
 

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OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A federal judge refused to stop the federal government from shutting down an embattled oyster farm in Marin County's Tomales Bay.
 

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ST. MICHAELS — The first of three panel discussions entitled “The State of the Crab” took place on Sunday at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
 

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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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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 11/06/14

In this episode:

NOAA report touts 2013 landings, value increases
Panama fines GM salmon company Aquabounty
Gulf council passes Reef Fish Amendment 40
Maine elver quota cut by 2,000 pounds
Offshore mussel farm would be East Coast’s first

 

Inside the Industry

EAST SAND ISLAND, Oregon—Alexa Piggott is crawling through a dark, dusty, narrow tunnel on this 62-acre island at the mouth of the Columbia River. On the ground above her head sit thousands of seabirds. Piggott, a crew leader with Bird Research Northwest, is headed for an observation blind from which she'll be able to count them.
 
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NOAA and its fellow Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have announced the signing of a formal Record of Decision to implement a gulf restoration plan. The 44 projects, totaling an estimated $627 million, will restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses and oyster beds.

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