National Fisherman


COOS BAY, Ore. - One person survived, one person died and two people remain unaccounted for after a crabbing boat hit the North Jetty and sank near the mouth of Coos Bay on Tuesday evening.

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CAPE SABLE ISLAND, N.S. -- Small fishing villages along Nova Scotia's southern shore are buzzing over a whodunit involving 48 crates of pricey, premium-grade lobster that were hauled out of an ocean-based pen in a brazen night-time heist.

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TOKYO - The number of salmon returning to rivers in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures in Japan has decreased significantly since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

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SCOTLAND, UK - Following extensive consultation Environment Minister Aileen McLeod has confirmed a number of changes to regulate the killing of wild salmon in Scotland.

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Fishing issues will take a back seat to budget cutting when the Alaska legislature convenes on January 19 for its 90-day session, but two early fish bills (and one hold-over) already are getting attention.

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The U.S. State Department has announced its intention to pull out of a nearly 30-year treaty that allowed American boats to fish tuna in a vast area of the Pacific Ocean.

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When two mariners were stranded Saturday on their 52-foot, Canadian flagged sailing vessel five miles from Westport, Washington, the crew of a U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter flew over to help.

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Global fish catches are falling three times faster than official UN figures suggest, according to a landmark new study, with overfishing to blame.

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John Corbin, like most Oregon crabbers, had seen his livelihood put on hold after a toxic algae bloom shut down the West Coast's entire shellfish industry. After months of waiting, the state department of agriculture gave the green light for Dungeness season on Jan. 1.

Then, bad weather hit.

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Nearly 100 fishermen met this week to discuss restrictions of a lucrative New River fishery laden with old munitions that Camp Lejeune officials deemed hazardous.

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Inside the Industry

(Bloomberg) — After fighting for more than two years to avoid paying almost $1 billion in oil spill damages to Gulf Coast shrimpers, oystermen and seafood processors it claimed didn’t exist, BP Plc has thrown in the towel.

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(Bloomberg) — Millions of dead fish stretched out over 200 kilometers of central Vietnamese beaches are posing the biggest test so far for the new government.

The Communist administration led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has been criticized on social media for a lack of transparency and slow response, with thousands protesting Sunday in major cities and provincial areas.

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