National Fisherman

NEW BEDFORD — The fledgling Center for Sustainable Fisheries introduced itself to fishermen in Mauntauk, N.Y., on Friday as its president headed west to receive a fishing industry award in Seattle.
 

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JOHANNESBURG — Illegal fishing off Africa - often by ships from wealthy nations like South Korea - costs the continent millions of dollars a year, with poor West African nations among the hardest hit.
 

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Utah's biggest and best known mine has become a debating point in an environmental fight concerning a huge Alaska project known as the Pebble Mine.
 

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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A couple of lobstermen from Maine believe they've made a pretty rare catch.
 
Herbert and Andrew Goulden say they caught what appears to be a calico lobster around noon on Saturday, four miles off shore out of the Kennebunk River.
 

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Spain is leading attempts to win a significant increase in bluefin tuna landings against the advice of scientists.
 

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ELLSWORTH, Maine — Green crabs are starting to make some coastal Maine residents see red.
 
The crabs have been found in coastal waters off Maine for around a hundred years, but it’s only in the past few that they’ve drawn the ire and attention of fishermen and scientists in the state.
 

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Dredged bay mud and sand, once as welcome to communities as a trash dump, may be key to saving Delaware Bay beaches and wetlands from erosion and sea-level rise.
 

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Mayor Carolyn Kirk Thursday labeled a Senate Appropriations Committee threat to close down NOAA’s Northeast Regional Office in Gloucester and ship its 200 jobs elsewhere as “folly,” saying it represents little more than a land grab by Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski.
 

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JUNEAU, ALASKA — A Coast Guard cutter towed a disabled fishing vessel to Dutch Harbor, days after most crew members were evacuated.
 

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The trials and tribulations of the federal Affordable Care Act have left potential health insurance consumers swimming in conflicting information, and the Gloucester-based Fishing Partnership is trying to help folks cut through the confusion.
 

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 4/22/14

  • OSU study targets commercial fishing injuries
  • Delaware's native mud crab making recovery
  • Alaska salmon catch projected to drop 47 percent
  • West Coast groundfish fishery bill passes
  • Maine's scallop season strongest in years

Brian Rothschild of the Center for Sustainable Fisheries on revisions to the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

Inside the Industry

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is currently soliciting applicants for open advisory panel seats as well as applications from scientists interested in serving on its Scientific and Statistical Committee.

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The North Carolina Fisheries Association (NCFA), a nonprofit trade association representing commercial fishermen, seafood dealers and processors, recently announced a new leadership team. Incorporated in 1952, its administrative office is in Bayboro, N.C.

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