National Fisherman


Vince Mortillaro, one of the owners of the Gloucester-based family lobster business that bears his name, is watching the evolving trade dispute with Sweden and potentially the rest of the European Union over American lobsters and he doesn’t particularly like what he’s seeing.

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State biologists are forecasting a much leaner commercial salmon fishing season in Alaska this summer.

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Worldwide, seafood is having an identity crisis.

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Marylanders could have an easier time finding — and affording — local crabs this summer, a survey of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population suggests.

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Washington state’s dominant seafood company is getting bigger with the acquisition of a German seafood processing plant to process Alaska-caught seafood in Europe.

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SEAFOOD NEWS — A Pacific fisheries bloc has unanimously decided to maintain a management system that it says has increased revenue to the islands by more than 500 percent in the past six years.

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TANMEN, China — In the disputed waters of the South China Sea, fishermen are the wild card.

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Scientists exploring a Pacific Ocean ecosystem have stumbled upon an undiscovered horde of thousands of little crabs. They say this is the southernmost population of this crab species ever found, extending its known range.

Video courtesy the Woods Hole Oceanographic Insitution via the Wall Street Journal.


On the National Geographic Channel, Buddy Guindon and his family navigate high-seas dramas and the cutthroat business of commercial fishing.

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Lawsuits for the approval of a genetically modified fish are an indicator of the philosophical divide over genetically modified organisms in animal agriculture, specialists say.

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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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