National Fisherman


A Cape Breton lobster boat captain who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of another fisherman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Reps. Walter B. Jones (R-N.C.) and Don Young (R-Alaska) have cosponsored a bill that would prevent President Obama and any future president from unilaterally designating offshore areas as national monuments and restricting the public's ability to fish there. H.R. 330, the Marine Access and State Transparency Act, would require the approval of Congress and the Legislature of each state within 100 nautical miles of the monument before designation could take effect.

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Louisiana will get a windfall when the $18.7 billion fine the Gulf states negotiated with BP is finally meted out. The money is supposed to be used to rebuild the coast and mitigate damage from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, but last week, Gov. Bobby Jindal petitioned the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to divert some of the cash to a bridge project that would connect Port Fourchon and Golden Meadow.

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A spawning site off of the North Carolina coast is one of five locations selected to help in efforts to rebuild declining stocks in the snapper-grouper fishery.

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Electronic tag data is revealing complex behavior in fish populations, raising questions about current fisheries management policies.

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Contrary to popular theories, people living during the last ice age ate more than woolly mammoths, bison, and other large game.

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Five years after the Christie administration ordered scientists to remove oyster beds designed to clean pollution, the state Senate is poised this week to vote on a measure that could put the bivalves back into state waters.

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When the Bering Sea warms, there are telltale signs. One is a bloom of phytoplankton that turns the water’s normally gray surface to a lovely turquoise.

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Commercial salmon fishing got off to a slow start in May due to windy weather and has stayed in a slump that local fishermen are blaming on unusually warm ocean water in one of the worst king salmon seasons in memory.

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Although the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation last week shut down a Halibut Cove oyster farm because of increased paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) levels, oysters sold by the Kachemak Bay Shellfish Growers Cooperative remain safe to eat, Marie Bader, the president of the Kachemak Shellfish Mariculture Association said on Monday.

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Inside the Industry

The following was released by the Maine Department of Marine Resources on Jan. 22:

The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced an emergency regulation that will support the continued rebuilding effort in Maine’s scallop fishery. The rule, effective January 23, 2016, will close the Muscle Ridge Area near South Thomaston and the Western Penobscot Bay Area.

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Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which governs commercial and recreational fishing in the state, got a new boss in January. Charlie Melancon, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislator, was appointed to the job by the state’s new governor, John Bel Edwards.

Although much of his non-political work in the past has centered on the state’s sugar cane industry, Melancon said he is confident that other experience, including working closely with fishermen when in Congress, has prepared him well for this new challenge.

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