National Fisherman


For much of the last decade, the MV Shearwater caught menhaden by the ton, but in its new life, as part of the Del-Jersey-Land reef 26 miles off the coast, it will become a fish habitat and diving destination in the state's artificial reef program.

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If the realms of science and art seems worlds away from each other, you'd be gravely mistaken. After all, when you're studying the science behind the world around us, how can you not feel inspired by its sublime beauty? That's why it should come as no surprise to learn that some of society's most creative and passionate artists also happen to possess brilliant scientific minds.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A small amount of Maine shrimp will be available to consumers this winter despite fishing managers' decision to keep the fishery shuttered.

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AUGUSTA, Maine — Interstate regulators will hold hearings for fishermen throughout New England about a plan to amend some of the rules for Atlantic herring fishing.

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The North Pacific Fishery Management Council raised pollock quota for 2016, but only by half the requested amount, locked in by the two million metric ton cap for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands groundfish fishery.

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ELLSWORTH — Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have released a new study documenting how much damage entanglements in fishing gear does to North Atlantic right whales — one of the most endangered of all the large whale species. Their migratory routes take them through some of the busiest commercial fishing areas along the East Coast of the United States — including the Gulf of Maine — and into Canadian waters.

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GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The story is as chilling as it is all too familiar here in America’s oldest fishing village, where for centuries fishermen, in pursuit of the ocean’s bounty, have fallen prey to nature’s full force and elements that inexorably overwhelm all that is human.

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The world's largest canned-tuna maker, Thai Union Group Plc, said on Monday any migrant labour abuse in the seafood industry was unacceptable.

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PORTLAND, Ore. — When Lewis and Clark first encountered the Columbia River in 1805, they wrote about nearby streams so thick with salmon that you could all but walk across on their backs.

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A bill introduced by a South Carolina Republican seeks to remove a section of the Clean Water Act that is being used by the EPA to block development of the Pebble Mine.

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Inside the Industry

The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association released their board of directors election results last week.

The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.

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Former Massachusetts state fishery scientist Steven Correia received the New England Fishery Management Council’s Janice Plante Award of Excellence for 2016 at its meeting last week.

Correia was employed by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries for over 30 years.

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