National Fisherman


One is dead but two were rescued by the Coast Guard after their fishing boat sank 12 miles off Thatcher Island on Thursday night.

A good Samaritan aboard the Foxy Lady notified watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Boston command center about 3 p.m. that the fishing boat Orin C was disabled and needed a tow.

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PORTLAND, Maine — Fishing managers are recommending a shift in the amount of fish New England's beleaguered cod fishermen can catch for the next few years.

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The increasing numbers of bank anglers and powerboats on the Kenai River may be damaging the river habitat.

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game released two long-delayed reports in October addressing the effect of bank angling and powerboat use on bank erosion in the Kenai River. The reports, covering the years 2000 and 2001, found that as more anglers fished the river, the more banks crumbled and vegetation disappeared.

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Federal officials say money for some at-sea fishing monitors that had been expected to run out at the end of the year will extend into early 2016.

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One often overlooked public health need in the U.S. is to get Americans to eat more seafood. Unfortunately, the F.D.A.'s approval of genetically engineered salmon without labels may frustrate this goal by fueling consumer mistrust of aquaculture, or marine and freshwater farming.

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On good November mornings, Steve Dahl can pull 400 to 800 pounds of Lake Superior herring from his nets. But this was not a good morning.

Guiding his 18-foot herring skiff into the Knife River harbor, 15 miles up the shore from Duluth, Dahl figured he'd caught only about 20 pounds of the foot-long, silvery fish.

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Seattle firefighters rescued a worker who is lucky to be alive after falling 40 feet into the hull of a fishing vessel near the Magnolia Bridge Tuesday morning.

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Clearwater police are conducting a death investigation after a body was discovered in a crab trap Tuesday morning by a boater.

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A lobster fisherman is crediting his lifeguard training and safety courses for saving his life.

Nate King is one of three people who fell into the icy Atlantic Ocean on the first day of lobster season on Monday, leaving one dead.

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Norwegian energy giant Statoil has received approval to explore for oil in an area next to the Georges Bank and the entrance to the Gulf of Maine, raising environmental concerns on both sides of the border.

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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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