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TOKYO — Fishing quotas for bluefin tuna allocated to Japan and other nations in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea will likely be expanded by a total of about 10,000 tons annually next year and beyond, based on a consensus reached at an intergovernmental tuna conservation panel.

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Federal fisheries biologists told the Army Corps of Engineers it must improve dam operations on the White River to protect endangered salmon, a report released Tuesday shows.

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A Big Pine Key fisherman accused of lobster fishing with more than 100 untagged traps was arrested Saturday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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The “dinosaur fish” continues its comeback in the Great Lakes.

Some 1,000 lake sturgeon fingerlings were released Monday into the Genesee River, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced.

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A federal water agency is increasing flows in the Klamath River to fight a parasite attacking salmon.

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It's the height of commercial flounder season along the North Carolina Coast, but gillnet fishing boats have been banned from heading out. That's because a large number of sea turtles are still swimming in those areas.
 

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YARMOUTH HARBOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Ask marina owners, Yarmouth officials, or the Army Corps of Engineers: they'll all tell you the dredging of the Royal River is a long overdue project.
 

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Bernadette Adams remembers pitching fits as a young girl out on the sea ice wanting desperately to go out whaling with her father. With no brothers, her hunting career started at a young age. And last week, she made local history as the first woman in the community to harpoon a bowhead. Usually women don’t go out in boats with the whaling crews. And while community members in Barrow are touting her as the first woman to kill a whale, she’s actually not sure if that’s the case. But it doesn’t matter to her either way.
 

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is giving commercial fishermen a little more time to make their catches of the day by opening up the commercial netting season on False River a month early.
 

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Residents with a million dollar view of Delaware's Inland Bays on Monday questioned, among other things, the potential economic benefits of the state's shellfish aquaculture plan.
 

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 10/21/14

In this episode:

North Pacific Council adjusts observer program
Fishermen: bluefin fishing best in 10 years
Catch limit raised for Bristol Bay red king crab
Canadian fishermen fight over lobster size rules
River conference addresses Dead Zone cleanup

National Fisherman Live: 10/7/14

In this episode, National Fisherman Publisher Jerry Fraser talks about the 1929 dragger Vandal.

 

Inside the Industry

NOAA and its fellow Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have announced the signing of a formal Record of Decision to implement a gulf restoration plan. The 44 projects, totaling an estimated $627 million, will restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses and oyster beds.

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The Golden Gate Salmon Association will host its 4th Annual Marin County Dinner at Marin Catholic High School, 675 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Kentfield on Friday, Oct 10, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

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