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The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries announces that as of Monday, several areas in Carteret County are temporarily closed to shellfishing.
 
 

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The Justice Department charged a former Halliburton Co. manager Thursday with destroying evidence in the aftermath of BP PLC's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
 

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Commercial fisherman Wayne Sorensen says if it wasn't for RACQ Capricorn Helicopter and Rescue, he wouldn't be here today.
 

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FAIRHAVEN — Middle Street resident Garth Rowe did something last week he rarely does; he invited his neighbors, Beth and Michael Luey, outside onto his porch.
 

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The current timetable calls for the committee and its consultant, Rhode Island-based Ninigret Partners, to complete a draft plan by the end of January that, following public review and the gathering of endorsements, would be submitted to the state for review and approval sometime in May, according to Sarah Garcia, the city’s harbor planning director.
 

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AUSTRALIA - A scientific paper (Pitman, Haddy and Kloser) has been released assessing the impact of commercial fishing on the reproductive capacity (fecundity) of orange roughy.
 

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It's been a record year for commercial fishermen in Southeast Alaska, with more than 100 million salmon caught in the region for the first time ever.

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At the most recent hearing on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, testimony focused largely on rebuilding efforts, underutilized stocks and a national seafood sustainability certification.

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Federal fisheries officials are seeking public input through Oct. 17 on a plan that would tighten limits on how much halibut bycatch can be harvested by the commercial groundfish fleet in the Gulf of Alaska.

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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she remains steadfast in her efforts to secure disaster assistance for Massachusetts fishermen, if frustrated by the very process that would deliver it.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live is a web video series featuring the latest fishing news, product information and industry analysis by our editors. In this episode:

  • Ruling favors commercial red snapper fishermen
  • Fishermen file suit over Texas oil spill
  • Florida gov. announces oyster recovery funding
  • Hatchery salmon were 36 percent of harvest
  • Maine's new elver rules delay season start

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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