National Fisherman

The project manager for a proposed dam that would rise 735 feet in the Alaska wilderness said it could improve salmon-spawning habitat on the Susitna River, a statement that drew sharp criticism from opponents.

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Fish sticks made way for a different sea bounty at schools throughout the Seacoast on Wednesday, Dec. 11, when locally caught Acadian redfish was prepared and served in the cafeteria.

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A proposal to the Alaska Board of Fisheries from last year to look at developing a state-waters pollock fishery is getting legs with a test fishery with seines in Kachemak Bay.

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A Marrero man pleaded guilty this week to stealing crab traps in Plaquemines Parish.

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David Anthony peered over the side of his boat toward the engine and saw the flames.
 

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A new report by the U.S. Coast Guard concludes that a proposed liquefied natural gas port off the New Jersey coast would have minimal impact to the air, water, marine life and sediment on the ocean floor around the site.
 

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WASHINGTON — A presidential task force on Tuesday proposed a series of steps aimed at curbing “pirate fishing” and the sale of falsely labeled seafood, according to administration officials.
 
Shellfish biologists with the Nisqually Tribe are hoping a long-term study will give them a better understanding of shrimp in South Sound.
 

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CHESTERTOWN — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources was not responsible for reducing the limit on commercial rockfish harvest, DNR Secretary Joseph Gill said in a Dec. 8 letter to the Kent County Commissioners.
 

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Alaska’s great Bristol Bay, home to the nation’s greatest salmon fishery. will be off-limits to oil and gas leasing under a decision announced late Tuesday by President Obama.
 

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 3/10/15

In this episode, Online Editor Leslie Taylor talks with Mike McLouglin, vice president of Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear.

National Fisherman Live: 2/24/15

In this episode:

March date set for disaster aid dispersal
Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received

Inside the Industry

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is partnering with restaurants throughout the region for an Out of the Blue promotion of cape shark, also known as dogfish. Starting Friday, July 3 and running until Sunday, July 12, cape shark will be available at each participating restaurant during the 10-day event. Cape shark is abundant and well deserving of a wider market.



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As a joint Gulf of Mexico states seafood marketing effort sails into the sunset, the program’s Marketing Director has left for a job in the private seafood sector. Joanne McNeely Zaritsky, the former Marketing Director of the Gulf State Marketing Coalition, has joined St. Petersburg, FL based domestic seafood processor Captain’s Fine Foods as its new business development director to promote its USA shrimp product line.

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