National Fisherman


New York has finalized guidelines for commercial fishing boats seeking safe harbor in storms and other adverse conditions, eight months after the state lost a court case against one East End fisherman because the rules weren’t in writing.

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The battle over red snapper regulations that has pitted Gulf of Mexico states against federal authorities has taken a new twist, as a congressional bill that would give the states oversight has proved to be a hard sell.

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September 8, 2016 — SEAFOOD NEWS — Charlie Nagle said it best:  We “do not and will never knowingly source from vessels that mistreat their crew.” The Nagle family has been in the fish business on the Boston Fish Pier for 130 years.

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HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's high-quality seafood is sold with the promise that it's caught by local, hard-working fishermen. But the people who haul in the prized catch are almost all undocumented foreign workers, confined to American boats for years at a time without basic rights or protections.

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Irreverent might be the best way to describe Kitty Simonds’ feelings about the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress, a 10-day event currently taking place at the Hawaii Convention Center.

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Business leaders are looking to bring a new state-of-the-art salmon production facility to Harlan, Iowa.

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DEER ISLE — Local fishing authorities in Maine’s busiest lobster region say newcomers must wait for someone else to give up their license before they can set traps in local waters.

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The Coast Guard responded to a boat fire Thursday morning off the coast of Jonesport, Maine.

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BEAUFORT — A new community-supported fishery has opened in Carteret County, with a focus on providing seafood to local residents and visitors.

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SEATTLE (KOMO) — A new commercial fishing vessel, built in Washington, is charting new territory for sustainability and crew safety.

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Inside the Industry

Governor Bill Walker has officially requested that the federal government declare a disaster for four Alaska regions hurt by one of the poorest pink salmon returns in decades.

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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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