National Fisherman


The international Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing will go into effect next month as one more step in curbing a worldwide network of fish piracy.

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HARWICH — In an effort to help preserve the town’s commercial fishing fleet, Harbormaster John Rendone proposed this week to protect a set number of moorings for commercial fishermen. The board of selectmen voted unanimously to approve the measure.

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SACRAMENTO (KRON) — The California Department of Public Health has lifted the last remaining health advisory for Dungeness crab along the California coast, officials announced on Thursday.

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The Port of Astoria, the agency tasked with maintaining a public infrastructure for local businesses and citizens, is getting it from all sides.

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A Coast Guard crew rescued two Sitka-based commercial fishermen from a sinking boat near the Fairweather fishing grounds early this morning (Tue 5-17-16).

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New Hampshire Public Television is set to debut its fishing documentary, “Saving New England Fisheries,” on Thursday. As with the subject it covers, the documentary raises far more questions than it answers.

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There still has been no decision in the federal lawsuit brought by New Hampshire fisherman David Goethel and his Northeast Fishing Sector 13 to bar NOAA Fisheries from making permit holders pay for at-sea monitoring.

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CORDOVA – The Copper River red salmon are in and some of the first fish caught are headed to dinner plates across the U.S.

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Four Plaquemines Parish men sought to get a jump on their competition by shrimping in inshore waters Tuesday (May 10), according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The inshore shrimp season won't open until May 23 at 6 a.m.

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Summer flounder that once amassed in North Carolina have gradually shifted about 140 miles to New Jersey—one facet of the northward migration of fish species that is upending traditional fishing patterns.

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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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