National Fisherman


Federal regulators will soon release new rules for New England’s beleaguered cod fishery, including the role at-sea monitors will play.

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Six years on, scientists are continuing to tally the ecological harms caused by the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Prices for U.S. lobster meat have climbed to a 15-year high in April, and are up 48% year-over-year. The main reason behind this dramatic rise in the past 12 months has been high demand for lobster products in U.S. food service and retail.

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LUNA PIER, MI — Whenever Dave DeLong brings in one of his Maumee Bay seine nets, there's almost always one or two distinctive bright orange fish swimming around the writhing mass of bullhead, catfish and carp.

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Thousands upon thousands of Dungeness crab shells have washed up on the beach in the Cherry Point area in recent weeks.

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On April 10, the Pacific Fishery Management Council closed the West Coast sardine fishery for a second straight year. The council followed its ultra-conservative harvest control policy and relied on a stock assessment that does not account for recent sardine recruitment.

But in fact, there are multiple lines of evidence that young sardines are now abundant in the ocean.

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The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) office in Alaska will face Congress Thursday over allegations the agency colluded with locals tribes to purposely block a planned mine project.

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With a 20 mph north wind whipping up whitecaps on Caminada Bay, it’s a Saturday where most small boat owners have second thoughts about venturing from shore. But not Steve Pollock.

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A paddle boarding class in Perth, Australia, had to be cancelled after hundreds of salmon swarmed the waters of the Swan River.

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MMINAMI-SANRIKU, Japan - At the peak of the wakame seaweed harvest in March and April, I visited fishermen in the town of Minami-Sanriku, Miyagi Prefecture.

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Inside the Industry

The New England Fishery Management Council recently elected Dr. John F. Quinn of Massachusetts and E. F. “Terry” Stockwell III of Maine to serve respectively as chairman and vice chairman in the year ahead. The two have led the Council since 2014 but reversed roles this year. 

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Vigor will debut an affordable 142-foot freezer longliner designed specifically for North Pacific fishing at the 2016 Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle.

 

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