National Fisherman


A new study says levels of toxins responsible for paralytic shellfish poisoning are well above the Food and Drug Administration’s limit in the Haines area. One researcher says further testing of commercial crab and shrimp from the area could kill the region’s fisheries.

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A group of New Jersey fishermen pulled their boat into a breathtaking scene last week and captured video of massive numbers of menhaden schooling to avoid the jaws of predator bluefish.

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A controversial issue over the future of southern flounder regulations is back on the agenda for this week’s meeting of the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission.

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When you're trying to persuade investors to pour money into your new seafood startup, maybe don't use the term maggots.

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MARSHFIELD – Peter Mason figures he pulled up 500 pounds of lobster while fishing off the coast of Marshfield on Monday. But there was one trap that really stood out.

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For the second year, there's a diminishing count of juvenile salmon migrating downstream away from their spawning grounds in northern California. The drought isn't the only problem the salmon face.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A pair of environmental groups wants the U.S. government to add a species of skate to the list of animals protected under the Endangered Species Act, touching off a drive from some fishermen who say they are already burdened with too many regulations.

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Next July, a commercial fisherman will land the 2 billionth salmon caught in Bristol Bay’s 133-year fishing history.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking public comment on a proposed rule that would place lower limits on halibut by-catch in Alaskan fisheries.

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New research is raising more concerns about the potential transfer of diseases from the invasive green crab to lobster in Nova Scotia waters.

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Inside the Industry

Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.

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The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.

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