National Fisherman

ANNAPOLIS, Md.- Oysters are a way of life here on Delmarva. Watermen say House Bill 638 would give them more opportunities by opening up a new bottom to dredge.


The Department of Fish and Game has released the outlook for the Togiak Sac Roe herring fishery.
CRISFIELD, MD. — It's another winter day that Crisfield watermen are forced to stay off their boats, but the spring may be the start of even bigger problems.


Right after the yearly halibut catch limits are announced each January, brokers are usually busy with buying, selling and transferring shares of the catch. But it’s been slow going so far, even with slight harvest increases in almost all Alaska fishing areas for the first time in nearly a decade. The buyers are there – it’s the sellers that are scarce.


BELLEVUE, Wash. — When salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals poop or shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene.
“We are all in this together,” U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Mass., told the audience of fishermen, regulators and scientists at Boston forum. 


ROCKPORT — This year, on the 40th anniversary of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum, in addition to the forum’s tradition of hosting a lot of talk about Maine’s superior seafood — Thursday afternoon will be all about the tasting.


The lobster is in its boom years on the Maine coast, and no one knows precisely why, scientifically speaking, or how long the boom will last.


Louisiana under-prices its oyster leases and loopholes in state law have allowed individuals to exceed the limits, according to a performance review of the state Wildlife and Fisheries Commission conducted by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.


Federal disaster relief funds totaling $8.3 million for the Massachusetts groundfishing industry could start flowing this month.


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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

SeaShare, a non-profit organization that facilitates donations of seafood to feed the hungry, announced on Wednesday, July 29 that it had partnered up with Alaska seafood companies, freight companies and the Coast Guard, to coordinate the donation and delivery of 21,000 pounds of halibut to remote villages in western Alaska. 

On Wednesday, the Coast Guard loaded 21,000 pounds of donated halibut on its C130 airplane in Kodiak and made the 634-mile flight to Nome.


The New England Fishery Management Council  is soliciting applications for seats on the Northeast Trawl Survey Advisory Panel and the deadline to apply is July 31 at 5:00 p.m.

The panel will consist of 16 members including members of the councils and the Atlantic States Fishery Commission, industry experts, non-federal scientists and Northeast Fisheries Science Center scientists. Panel members are expected to serve for three years.

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