National Fisherman


President Obama will designate a section of the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Cod on Thursday as a national monument, banning commercial fishing in the area by 2023 in an effort to protect the region’s ecosystem.

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This season, the unpredictable tanner crab population isn’t looking so good for Aleutian fishermen.

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Contractors are working toward completing a long-awaited project to provide Plymouth with a new and larger commercial fishing pier.

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The oceans absorb about half of all human emissions of carbon dioxide. That extra carbon makes the water more acidic and interferes with the ability of clams, mussels, and oysters to build strong shells.

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Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich says he's being asked to join the crowded race for the seat currently held by Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

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The captain of a fishing boat that ran aground just this weekend south of Salmon Creek on the Sonoma Coast was jailed after his rescue because of a felony no-bail warrant for his arrest issued in Mendocino County, State Parks officials said.

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Viewers of the new Discovery Channel show, "Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove" will see Newport's Gary and Kenny Ripka on familiar turf, as captains of Dungeness crab fishing vessels. But on Monday, the father-son fishermen were busy with the kinds of activities that come along with launching a brand-new TV show.

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Trophy hunting and tuna fishing made for interesting bedfellows at the 2016 International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress last week.

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WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla.- Oyster farming is a way of life for many in Wakulla County, but farmers and oyster experts say Hermine has closed down the bay.

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On the James River, experienced watermen can identify another boat from far, far away.

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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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