National Fisherman

TRURO, Mass. - It is summer on Cape Cod. The weather is warm, the beaches are crowded. And the seafood? They're fighting over it.
 

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A federal agency said Wednesday it will release extra water into Northern California's Klamath and Trinity rivers once salmon start dying from drought-related disease, but not before.
 

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While salmon is still the main species that pollock fishermen are trying to avoid taking as bycatch this summer, there’s another creature that’s been causing problems in the Bering Sea.
 

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) – It turns out a crab’s best friend might be a cop. That’s because the crab population is struggling in the bay.
 

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There is much that remains unknown about the distribution of the approximately $6.5 million in direct financial assistance to an estimated 193 Massachusetts groundfishermen and permit holders, not the least of which is when they actually might get to cash the checks worth about $32,500 each.
 

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Alaska Governor Sean Parnell’s recent selection of the next fisheries advisor is likely to leave some scratching their heads.
 
He appointed Ben Mohr, who worked for the Pebble Partnership and worked for years as a Pebble Partnership employee, reports Fish Radio.
 

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OXFORD, Md. -- "Fish on!" called P.J. Klavon, as he reached for a trap hauled from the placid waters of the Tred Avon River. Inside the black metal cage wriggled a single white perch, a safe distance from a blue crab.
 

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A commercial fishing vessel from Brownsville is slowly making its way back to port Tuesday, thanks to some quick actions by its crew and Coast Guard units.
 

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CHESAPEAKE BAY, Va (WAVY) – Thousands of dead fish appeared on the surface of the Chesapeake Bay over the weekend near the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.
 

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Nine nights of commercial salmon fishing between Woodland and Beacon Rock in the lower Columbia River begin Sunday.
 

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14

In this episode, Bruce Buls, WorkBoat's technical editor, interviews Long Island lobsterman John Aldridge, who survived for 12 hours after falling overboard in the dead of night. Aldridge was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Pacific Marine Expo, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.

Inside the Industry

NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.

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Fishermen in Western Australia captured astonishing footage this week as a five-meter-long great white shark tried to steal their catch, ramming into the side of their boat.
 
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