National Fisherman

This is kind of the good news/bad news department, as so many things are: The good news is that terrific oysters are being farmed in several locations in California; the bad news is that ocean acidification — the absorption of carbon dioxide into the sea, a direct result of high levels of carbon in the atmosphere — is a direct threat to that industry.

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It sounds fishy, but there’s a brewery in Maine infusing its beer with lobster.

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When the longline on the Sea Born is engaged, which is most of the time when it’s out in the Atlantic, two video cameras record everything on the deck and side of the boat.

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The summer salmon fisheries from Puget Sound to the ocean remain the top choice, with very good catches.

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It’s been a good summer for bluefish. Coinciding with the New York Times‘ recent fetish for the fish, scientists are announcing that it’s safer to eat than it has been in four decades.

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After just eight days in early July, the summer king salmon season for Southeast trollers is over. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game announced Friday that there will be no second king opening in August. It will be only the third summer in 15 years without an August opening.

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Over the past two weeks police officers issued more than one citation a day in the waters of Delaware for illegal shark fishing. DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers patrol the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean trying to prevent it.

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Unusual.  That's the word used to describe this year's shrimp season in Mississippi.

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A Coast Guard swimmer saved four fisherman stranded on a life raft near Cape Blanco early Tuesday.

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The sea scallop is pretty amazing for a bivalve. People may say "happy as a clam," but they mean simple as a two-shelled-fish stuck in the mud.

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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

SeaShare, a non-profit organization that facilitates donations of seafood to feed the hungry, announced on Wednesday, July 29 that it had partnered up with Alaska seafood companies, freight companies and the Coast Guard, to coordinate the donation and delivery of 21,000 pounds of halibut to remote villages in western Alaska. 

On Wednesday, the Coast Guard loaded 21,000 pounds of donated halibut on its C130 airplane in Kodiak and made the 634-mile flight to Nome.

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The New England Fishery Management Council  is soliciting applications for seats on the Northeast Trawl Survey Advisory Panel and the deadline to apply is July 31 at 5:00 p.m.

The panel will consist of 16 members including members of the councils and the Atlantic States Fishery Commission, industry experts, non-federal scientists and Northeast Fisheries Science Center scientists. Panel members are expected to serve for three years.

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