National Fisherman

Diversified fishing group Oceana could be angling for a deal in the US.

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Many animals, especially marine animals like zebrafish and sea urchin as well as some birds, can create their own sunlight protection compound, according to a new study. It may one day be possible to use this process to create a better method of sun protection for humans.

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The hours would be long and the work hard, but spending a year as a fisherman seemed like a good option to Samart Senasook.

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SANTA CRUZ — Slowly but surely, wild salmon are popping back up on area menus..

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The Togiak herring fishery wrapped up Monday at 12:00 p.m. The Department of Fish and Game made the call Monday morning, noting that the purse seine fleet was near its quota and the gillnet boats had apparently given up the effort over the weekend.

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PORT CLYDE, Maine — A Maine fishermen's group is getting $175,000 in federal money to help develop a program that would allow consumers to identify the fishermen who caught their seafood.

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Oceans are becoming more acidic as they absorb all the carbon emissions humans release into the air. And it could impact the Atlantic seaboard’s scallop industry, which brings in hundreds of millions of dollars. A team of researchers is working to predict just how bad the damage might be.

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Some lobstermen plowed snow and worked side jobs during the three-month closure that ended May 1. Others repaired their equipment and puttered around, living off their savings.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bipartisan bill introduced April 30 would permanently extend a 17-year fishery management agreement for the West Coast’s valuable Dungeness crab fishery.

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BP has won the right to appeal certain damage payments awarded to businesses and people under the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill settlement, Reuters reports.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 3/10/15

In this episode, Online Editor Leslie Taylor talks with Mike McLouglin, vice president of Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear.

National Fisherman Live: 2/24/15

In this episode:

March date set for disaster aid dispersal
Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received

Inside the Industry

It is with great sadness that Furuno USA announced the passing of industry veteran and long-time Furuno employee, Ed Davis, on April 30.
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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is required by state statute to appoint someone to the Board of Fisheries by today, Tuesday, May 19. However, his efforts to fill the seat have gone unfulfilled since he took office in January. The seven-member board serves as an in-state fishery management council for fisheries in state waters.

The resignation of Walker’s director of Boards and Commissions, Karen Gillis, fanned the flames of controversy late last week.

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