National Fisherman


Environmentalists and indigenous reindeer herders are calling on the Queen, Sir David Attenborough and Stephen Fry to disassociate themselves from a charity contracted to help a mining operation in a national park in Finland.

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Ever seen a bobtail squid? How about spotted lanternfish, or Muller’s pearlside?  If not, you have plenty of company. They’re just a few of the dizzying array of little fish found in the ocean that most people have never heard of, much less seen. But without them, much of what we think of as seafood wouldn’t be available.

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“Most people don’t think data management is sexy,” says Jared Auerbach, owner of Red’s Best, a seafood distributor in Boston. Most don’t associate it with fishing, either. But Mr. Auerbach and a few other seafood entrepreneurs are using technology to lift the curtain on the murky details surrounding where and how fish are caught in American waters.

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Greenland sharks are now the longest-living vertebrates known on Earth, scientists say.

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Sweden is digging in on a proposal to ban imports of live lobsters into the European Union after a rebuke from American scientists, and the issue could go all the way to the World Trade Organization.

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Pacific cod, walleye pollock and some types of salmon have been found in more areas of U.S. Arctic waters and sleeper sharks are now established there, according to a new report released by the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

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Your adversary has eight arms, three hearts, blue blood and a brain proportionate to those of parrots with hundred-word vocabularies. Three-fifths of its neurons are distributed along its appendages, which sense the world through suction cups. The creature is colorblind, but it makes intentional decisions to alter its own color, shape and texture within one-tenth of a second.

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Sweden’s response to a highly critical analysis of its rationale for banning the export of American lobsters to the European Union still falls far short of a credible scientific standard, Congressman Seth Moulton said Friday.

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It was another tough week in the news, with foreign and domestic terrorist threats, climate change, forest fires, droughts, floods, endangered species, invasive species and a recurring disaster worse than all the others put together: a shanghaied presidential election that makes our country the laughingstock of the civilized world.

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SACRAMENTO -- The upcoming Dungeness crab season will likely be affected by harmful algal blooms that contaminate seafood with a potent biotoxin, but the impact on commercial fishing probably won't be as severe as it was in 2015-16, when the season was disrupted by an unprecedented closure, experts said Wednesday.

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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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