National Fisherman


The fish are back – at least many of them.

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A part of David Kaplan recognizes that his new research into sea turtle mortality is pushing the envelope.

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Marie Head works long hours monitoring conditions and tending to the fish at the Claude Peteet Mariculture Center in Gulf Shores. She shares on-call duties on weekends and holidays for a facility that requires constant attention. Being a biologist’s aide isn’t a high-paying job, either.

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Some fishermen out on Long Island Sound discovered an animal in the water that did not fit among the others — a deer.

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Spectators and lobstermen alike are getting revved up for Boothbay Harbor's Charlie Begin Memorial Lobster Boat Races set for Saturday, June 18, at 10 a.m. You're picking up “good vibrations” already, aren't you? This year marks the 31st year of lobster boat races in Boothbay Harbor. Interested in entering the race?  Sign up starts at 9 a.m. at Brown's Wharf - just look for the table.

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Florida Keys commercial lobster fishermen bristled at a report on traps in protected marine areas being presented at this week's South Atlantic Fishery Management Council meeting.

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Maine sea farmers are taking a page from Japan (again), an industry titan, to test a new method of farming scallops they hope will grow larger mollusks, and grow them faster than current methods do.

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The Department of Fish and Game said Friday that it will be moving the north boundary of the Ugashik commercial fishing district approximately one mile south on account of the walrus hauled out at Cape Greig.

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For decades, many of the processors in Bristol Bay have been large companies, with offices in Washington and parent companies in foreign countries. But two small communities are developing locally-owned processing plants.

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A new report commissioned by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and published in time to celebrate World Oceans Day (observed on 8 June) outlines how effective management and other improvements undergone by MSC-certified fisheries have positively impacted the world’s oceans.

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Inside the Industry

The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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The Marine Stewardship Council has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director. Critchlow will be based in the MSC US headquarters in Seattle. He is a former vice president of Lusamerica Foods and has over 35 years in the seafood industry.

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