National Fisherman

Even as Massachusetts pushes to get the second phase of federal disaster funding to eligible Bay State beneficiaries, the fate of the federal buyout or industry buyback plan initially included in the third and final phase of funding could be in jeopardy.


The Surfrider Foundation has turned to data mapping in the quest to help save a U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter in Newport.
The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery will be on two-hour notice starting 10 a.m. Wednesday,  the Alaska Department of Fish & Game announced this Tuesday afternoon.
PACIFIC OCEAN — Commercial fishing, always an uncertain business, may become more tenuous on the West Coast due to spreading areas where there isn’t enough oxygen to support important fish species.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Giving back what winter has taken away.
Alex DeMetrick reports brutal cold put livelihoods on ice throughout the Chesapeake Bay.


Lawmakers from Maryland and the Obama administration are scrambling to fight a federal court order that has shut down the guest worker program that connects foreigners with crab-picking jobs on the Eastern Shore and other low-paying, seasonal work around the country.
A crowd of sun-kissed onlookers clapped, cheered and chanted, "Go! Go! Go!" as the Joyce Lynn II crept back into the ocean after spending the weekend lodged in the sands of Fort Lauderdale beach.


At a time when US environmental groups are encouraging regulators to shut down cod fishing in New England entirely, the codfish industry in Iceland is enjoying something of a boom. Although its landings are a fraction of years past, export income from Icelandic cod continues to rise.


The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s revamped online store is the go-to place for all fishing (and hunting) licenses, and it now offers two new features. 
Yes, soup for you.
And anyone else with a hankering for homemade, Gloucester-style redfish soup. The soup is courtesy of a coalition of public and private interests that have banded together to elevate the city’s profile — both as a place to live and do business — at the upcoming Seafood Expo of North America in Boston.


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Inside the Industry

NMFS has awarded 16 grants totaling more than $2.5 million as part of its Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program.

The program supports the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch and aims to to find creative approaches and strategies for reducing bycatch, seabird interactions, and post-release mortality in federally managed fisheries.


Abe Williams, who was elected to the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association board last spring, has been selected as the new president as of September.

Williams fishes the F/V Crimson Fury, and is president of Nuna Resources, a nonprofit that supports sustainable resource development in rural Alaska, including fighting for an international solution to issues raised by the proposed Pebble Mine project.

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