National Fisherman


A federal judge has denied a New Hampshire fisherman's motion for a preliminary injunction that would have halted NOAA Fisheries' plan to shift the cost of the at-sea monitoring program to fishermen.

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LELAND, MI -- A hallmark of Leland's historic Fishtown, the "Joy" fishing trawler will spend some time in drydock this winter for repairs.

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Officials from Camp Lejeune met with dozens of commercial fishermen at the Sneads Ferry Community Center Wednesday evening to discuss and exchange concerns about possible risks in a part of the New River.

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It could be an up and down year for Delaware Bay watermen, with a strong forecast for blue crab, but near-record low projections for oysters.

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One day in 2012, Judiann Carmack-Fayyaz, an environmental design teacher and co-founder of Bridgehampton’s Edible School Garden program, was having coffee with Sean Barrett, co-founder of Dock to Dish, the first community supported fishery (C.S.F.) in New York and the first restaurant supported fishery in the country.

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Fishing regulators are trying to broker peace between two of the most economically important fisheries in the Northeast: herring and haddock.

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The federal government declared the Northeast groundfish fishery a disaster in 2012. But disaster arguably struck the region’s groundfishing fleet, particularly in Maine, long before that.

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When the value of the Canadian dollar plummets, cross-border shoppers feel a twinge of pain in their pocketbooks. But for people in the fishing industry, it’s been a big boost.

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The planned introduction of 30 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) off Scotland has sparked a "passionate debate", the environment secretary has said.

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A group of nine California legislators sent a bipartisan letter to Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday calling for him to declare a crab fishery disaster in order to help secure financial assistance for the state’s impacted fishing industry.

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Inside the Industry

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced last week the sixth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to foster innovations that support sustainable fisheries in the United States. 

The goal of the Fisheries Innovation Fund is to sustain fishermen and fishing communities while simultaneously rebuilding fish stocks.

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Alaskan Leader Fisheries will give Inmarsat’s new high-speed broadband maritime communications service, Fleet Xpress, a try on the 150-foot longline cod catcher/processor Alaskan Leader.

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