National Fisherman


March 29, 2016 – GLOUCESTER, Mass. – Earlier today, in a webinar releasing a new report regarding the environmental composition of Cashes Ledge, in response to Cape Cod Times reporter Doug Fraser’s question as to whether there is an imminent threat to Cashes Ledge, The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Director of US Oceans, Northeast, Peter Baker stated:

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Sitka Tribe of Alaska is asking state fishing regulators to end the current commercial harvest of herring near the Southeast community, saying too many of the tiny fish are being caught and it’s hurting the tribe’s traditional reliance on herring eggs.

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The way the world is currently consuming (and wasting) seafood, we will soon be living on our familiar blue planet with oceans that abound in plastic debris rather than marine life.

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With less than one year left in office, President Barack Obama is moving forward with plans to restrict fishing in two areas off the Atlantic Coast.

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In a telephone conference meeting Monday afternoon, Oregon and Washington biologists approved a nine-hour commercial gill-net salmon season on the lower Columbia River, beginning noon Tuesday.

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PRINCETON-BY-THE-SEA — With crab pots and equipment already piled high in their boats, commercial fishermen along much of the Northern California coast at long last are poised to set sail this week, launching the Dungeness crab season after state officials finally declared the iconic creatures safe to eat.

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The big increase in quota for the small boat state-waters Pacific cod fishery is attracting "quite a bit more" fishing boats to the Unalaska/Dutch Harbor area, according to groundfish biologist Justin Leon, of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Unalaska.

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PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s congressional delegation is asking the Obama administration to resist efforts to ban the import of live Maine lobsters by European Union countries.

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Dogfish Neck? Cape Skate? Pollock Peninsula? Can this still be Cape Cod without the cod?

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The docks were relatively quiet Saturday afternoon along the Central Coast on the first day of commercial crab season.

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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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