National Fisherman


Next year’s Bristol Bay sockeye return could number 46.5 million.

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A commercial fisherman from Levittown has been sentenced to 7 months in prison for his role in a scheme to underreport his fishing catch to take some $632,000 in illegal fluke.

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B.C.’s crab fishermen are waiting to see if demand picks up for their catch as the presence of an algae-borne toxin postpones much of California’s crab fishing.

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This sleepy coastal town of 10,000 people along California's Central Coast is known for its fishing fleet, nearby Hearst Castle and Morro Rock, a craggy 581-foot-tall monolith that dominates the views to the ocean.

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The Pebble Limited Partnership’s counterattack against the Environmental Protection Agency moved to the U.S. Capitol this week, where congressional Republicans targeted what they called the agency’s “predetermined” and “preemptive” effort to halt the controversial Alaska mine.

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Gov. Charlie Baker today directly addressed his concerns to President Obama about the potential designation of one or more National Marine Monuments off the coast of New England, saying the process has lacked stakeholder involvement and threatens to undermine existing fishery management systems.

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The authorities in California are advising people to avoid consumption of crabs contaminated by a natural toxin that has spread throughout the marine ecosystem off the West Coast, killing sea mammals and poisoning various other species.

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Seafood producers were hoping U.S. consumers would have cheaper salmon this year, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

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The life of a lobster catcher is tough at this time of year. But boat owners working off the Devon coast are complaining that they are now having to contend not only with choppy water and chilly winds but also German naval vessels.

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Commercial fishermen off the coast of New Jersey will be able to continue to access portions of two artificial reefs, and a new reef is to be constructed for the exclusive use of recreational fishing, under regulations announced Wednesday by the state Department of Environmental Protection.

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Inside the Industry

(Bloomberg) — Millions of dead fish stretched out over 200 kilometers of central Vietnamese beaches are posing the biggest test so far for the new government.

The Communist administration led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has been criticized on social media for a lack of transparency and slow response, with thousands protesting Sunday in major cities and provincial areas.

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The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association released their board of directors election results last week.

The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.

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