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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Interstate fishing regulators are revisiting the possibility of reopening Maine's shuttered shrimp fishery, which has been closed due to factors stemming from warming oceans.

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On June 5, the United Nations announced that the Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA) will go into effect after being ratified by 30 countries. This is the first legally binding international measure to stop what's known as "illegal, unreported, and unregulated" (IUU) fishing.

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NHAN TRACH, Vietnam — Since a devastating fish kill blighted the waters along 120 miles of coastline in central Vietnam, hundreds of people are believed to have fallen ill from eating poisoned fish.

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Mazzetta Company has been involved in seafood for more than 30 years. We have made significant investments in lobster, wharves and fishing vessels, and warehousing and transport throughout New England. However, when we sought to invest in a state-of-the-art processing facility, and to become involved in the northeast groundfish fishery, we couldn’t imagine a better location than Gloucester. As this community knows better than me, the rich history of this town and the sea traces back to the foundation of our country. More than 300 years later, it is still a proud way of life for many.

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BILOXI, Mississippi — Mississippi shrimpers reported good catches as the 2016 shrimp season opened in state waters Monday.

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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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Inside the Industry

Governor Bill Walker has officially requested that the federal government declare a disaster for four Alaska regions hurt by one of the poorest pink salmon returns in decades.

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The New England Fishery Management Council recently elected Dr. John F. Quinn of Massachusetts and E. F. “Terry” Stockwell III of Maine to serve respectively as chairman and vice chairman in the year ahead. The two have led the Council since 2014 but reversed roles this year. 

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