National Fisherman

TANGIER ISLAND, Va. — Ken Cuccinelli is holding a raw oyster. It is a small, round oyster with an unusually smooth shell and a distinctive black stripe. He stands on the deck of a crabbing boat that rocks gently on the Chesapeake Bay. The former Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee tilts his head back and eats his first sample from the oyster farm that he co-founded with a small group of friends.
 

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A dramatic rise in ocean temperature is changing the kinds of fish that swim off New Jersey’s coast — a development that has significant ramifications for the state’s fishing industry and could even alter restaurant menus.
 

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Before we get to 2015, it’s important to take one final look at 2014. 
 
And there’s one thing in the world of Prince William Sound groundfish that stands out - sablefish. Last year saw the lowest harvest and lowest catch-per-unit effort in the history of the fishery. It’s been in a general decline since 2000.
 

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HATHAM – Shannon Eldredge and Morgan Parker know what difficulties fishermen go through just getting by because they grew up in a fishing family. The two sisters come from a Chatham fishing family and Shannon fishes for a living with her father.
 

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LOWER TOWNSHIP _ Marina owners and commercial fishing docks in the Port of Cape May are banding together to fight a winter-time ban on dredging designed to protect a fish that doesn’t seem to even exist here.
 

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Like those heady days when salmon are coming in on joyful and full boats, crab season can enliven Noyo Harbor with motion, aromas and noise. And then take it all away, leaving the place silent and with only the faint aroma of the sea. That was the crabby up and downs of the past two weeks.
 

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NEW BEDFORD — Make friends with Willis Blount and you're bound to hear stories about life at sea. "I was a little boy and I was in (a seafood shack in) Menemsha, and it was a bad day and we were swordfishing and I was sitting on a keg listening and there was an old timer there... and this guy had gone whaling as a 14-year-old boy!"
 

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The National Marine Fisheries Service held outreach meetings in Kodiak and Homer in December. Fishermen and NMFS representatives discussed the North Pacific Groundfish and Halibut Observer program.
 

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PORTLAND — When Marianna Tracy first went lobstering 15 years ago on Cliff Island, she knew she'd found her calling.

Salmon will always be the heart of Alaska’s fisheries, and that’s why most people think of summer as the fishing season. But that’s not the case.

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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 New England Fishery Management Council  is soliciting applications for seats on the Northeast Trawl Survey Advisory Panel and the deadline to apply is July 31 at 5:00 p.m.

The panel will consist of 16 members including members of the councils and the Atlantic States Fishery Commission, industry experts, non-federal scientists and Northeast Fisheries Science Center scientists. Panel members are expected to serve for three years.

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Commercial salmon fishermen will have 12 hours to fish Oregon's lower Columbia River, starting at 7 p.m. tonight.

Biologists upgraded their forecast for the summer king run to 120,000, the largest since at least 1960.

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