National Fisherman


PACIFIC NORTHWEST — While some commercial crab fishermen are still trickling into ports in Oregon and Washington, the majority of commercial crabbing has slowed for the season as attention turns toward other fisheries.

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PALMER, Alaska (KTUU) - State wildlife biologists say salmon habitat in the Mat Su Borough is being damaged by the growing number unpermitted off-road vehicles crossing streams and rivers.

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Alaskan fishermen have raised the bar for big fishing boats with the F/V Northern Leader of Kodiak, and Discovery Canada producers of the popular “Mighty Ships” programs have taken notice.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s lucrative fishing season for baby eels is wrapping up for 2016.

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A major lawsuit against Greenpeace by a Forest Products company has a lot of resonance for the seafood industry, especially regarding whether damages can be awarded if Greenpeace deliberately mis-states facts.

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NOAA and its Canadian counterpart are ramping up opposition to a Swedish-led proposal to ban the import of American lobsters into the European Union, saying the Swedish risk assessment falls far short of the necessary scientific standards to support the ban.

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The state Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission was scheduled to hold its regular monthly meeting in Gloucester on Thursday, but that was before Gov. Charlie Baker purged seven of its sitting members and replaced them with new appointees.

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EASTON — Talbot County residents got involved in oyster restoration on Friday and Saturday through the Marylanders Grow Oysters program.

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PORTLAND, Maine — The people leading Maine’s new lobster marketing effort say it’s already bringing increased sales out of state.

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Mainers have strong cultural, historic and economic ties to the ocean. The health of the ocean is critical to our way of life. Ocean acidification is a growing problem that could damage the health of the ocean and have drastic consequences for Maine’s coastal economy.

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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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