National Fisherman

Another step has been taken towards getting Alaska's commercial salmon fisheries recertified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council. Last fall the MSC sustainability certification of Alaska's commercial salmon fisheries was allowed to lapse after most of the major seafood processors that operate in the state pulled their support. However, the Purse Seine Vessel Owners Association stepped up to serve as the client for getting the fisheries recertified.

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The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) and Alaska Ship & Drydock (ASD) have christened the first large commercial fishing vessel built in Alaska, the F/V Arctic Prowler.

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Montauk, N.Y. — The Coast Guard said they rescued three fishermen today who were clinging to the bow of a sinking fishing boat from Groton.

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WARWICK, R.I. - Shellfish have supported Rhode Islanders since before the state was founded. But there's never been a plan to manage one of the state's trademark resources.

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DRACUT -- Fishermen and women from all across the world search the Cape Cod waters, looking for that monster tuna prize. Many come up dry, but a Dracut fisherman hauled one in last week, with the help of a random Dracut fisherman and friends who came to the rescue.

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Frank Foti, president and CEO of Vigor Industrial, says the Ketchikan Shipyard is "Alaska's newest and best ship-building facility."

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One proposal calls for expanding the nearby whiting fishery and elevating that seafood's culinary profile.

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NEW ORLEANS -- A federal judge was set to begin hearing three weeks of testimony Monday about how much oil made it into the ocean during the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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CHATHAM — The first offshore wind farm in U.S. history may soon have company: If a proposed 30-acre mussel farm is permitted this fall, in Nantucket Sound adjacent to the Cape Wind lease area on Horseshoe Shoal, it will become the first offshore aquaculture project in federal waters.

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Kodiak's waterfront is bedecked with hundreds of "7-bys," the big, heavy crab pots, as boats stack their gear for major fisheries in the Bering Sea.

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National Fisherman Live

Brian Rothschild of the Center for Sustainable Fisheries on revisions to the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

National Fisherman Live: 4/8/14

Inside the Industry

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is currently soliciting applicants for open advisory panel seats as well as applications from scientists interested in serving on its Scientific and Statistical Committee.

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The North Carolina Fisheries Association (NCFA), a nonprofit trade association representing commercial fishermen, seafood dealers and processors, recently announced a new leadership team. Incorporated in 1952, its administrative office is in Bayboro, N.C.

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