National Fisherman


Scientists who spent five years collecting and analyzing fecal samples from endangered killer whales near Seattle and Victoria found their diet consists almost solely of Chinook salmon in the summer, confirming the deep connection between them and salmon fishing's trophy catch.

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The newest skipper to join the cast of Cold Water Cowboys says Discovery Canada threw him into the deep end. Not only was this his first foray into television, but the fisherman was also asked to perform a job he'd never done.

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New Bedford fishing vessel's voyage was cut short Thursday after the Coast Guard found multiple safety violations, according to a statement from the Coast Guard.

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Southern New Jersey anglers gave hearty support this week to a plan that would boost fluke fishing in the Delaware Bay.

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The New England coast has been synonymous with fishing for over 400 years. Throughout those years, fishing as a occupation has been known for its dangers, independence and ingenuity to overcome challenges. These traits remain, especially the danger.

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A bill that would tweak the state’s commercial lobster license system is scheduled for a public hearing with the legislature’s Marine Resources Committee Feb. 3.

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Bristol Bay sockeye could get a boost this year from an expanding seafood sales program organized by the Alaska Marine Conservation Council.

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Gerry O’Neill looks at the water world spinning around him, a world of regulation and re-regulation and over-regulation — in other words, the modern world of commercial fishing — and thinks that he’s seen this movie before.

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The European variant of infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) was said to have arrived in British Columbia almost five years ago, but then the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said it was not so after testing two suspect salmon. That was in 2011.

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Most of the benefits from the commercial fishing industry go to local government, while the state spends more on the industry than it takes in, according to a new analysis.

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Inside the Industry

The Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel working group is scheduled to meet Aug. 2 in Boston to discuss using commercial fishing vessels to supplement current stock assessment surveys conducted by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center.

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Pat Fiorelli, the long-serving public affairs officer for the New England Fishery Management Council, will step down at the end of July.

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