National Fisherman


A federal agency is pushing back in a court fight over the stalled Pebble mine, suggesting that the project’s troubles stem from falling gold and copper prices, not government actions.

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Restoring the world’s fisheries is a no-brainer, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Journalists at The Associated Press knew that labor abuses in Thailand's seafood business were an awful but open secret. They wanted to tell the story of an industry rife with human trafficking, abuse, slavery and murder. And they wanted to make the world pay attention.

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The fight to grant permanent federal protection to three areas off New England's coast continues, despite a setback for conservationists at one of the spots.

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REEDSPORT, Ore. (KOIN) — Hidden beneath a moss-carpeted canopy, guarded by a crystal clear rushing spring is Cynthia Carol, a 32-foot boat that has been left untouched for decades.

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Afishionado Halifax Fishmongers has a new approach this year. Gone is the brick and mortar location at Local Source on Agricola Street, and in its place is a Catch of the Week seafood subscription.

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Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s plan to establish Indonesia as a “global maritime axis” took a step forward last month, as U.S. ambassador Robert Blake announced a partnership program to help improve marine law enforcement in the world’s largest archipelagic nation.

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Already months behind schedule, commercial crabbers eagerly ventured out to sea Tuesday after fishermen in three harbors held off until they could settle on a price with buyers.

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ILWACO — Fishermen and other interested parties were packed tight as Dungeness crab in a deck tote March 24, to learn about community fishing associations and how such a CFA might boost the fishing sector in Ilwaco and Chinook.

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March 29, 2016 – WASHINGTON (Saving Seafood) – This morning, the “Protect New England’s Ocean Treasures Coalition” released an analysis of Northeast ocean areas under consideration for designation as marine National Monuments. The analysis was conducted by Dr. Peter Auster of Mystic Aquarium and Dr. Scott Kraus of the New England Aquarium, and was presented in a press webinar organized by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Inside the Industry

The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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The Marine Stewardship Council has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director. Critchlow will be based in the MSC US headquarters in Seattle. He is a former vice president of Lusamerica Foods and has over 35 years in the seafood industry.

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