National Fisherman


Assemble a few tents, a stage and some food booths and festival-loving New Orleanians know what to do. Eat, drink, dance it off, repeat.

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US - Fish stomachs could help solve the mystery of why Alaska halibut are so small for their age. Halibut weights are about one-third of what they were 30 years ago, meaning a halibut weighing 120 pounds in the late 1980s is closer to 40 pounds nowadays.

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The Coast Guard helped a fishing boat taking on water Tuesday night six miles east of Oregon Inlet.

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A social media celebrity was born last week when the bright lights and camera of NOAA’s remotely operated vehicle Deep Discoverer zoomed in on a ghostly white octopod alone on a sediment-covered rock some 21Ž2 miles deep in the ocean near the Hawaiian Archipelago. Its lack of pigment cells—called chromatophores—led internet viewers to suggest naming it Casper, after the friendly cartoon ghost. Internet blogs and news pages turned the octopus into an overnight cephalopod sensation.

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HALIFAX — For a brief moment, Nova Scotia fisherman Scott Tanner thought he might have a case of cabin fever when he spotted a fish with glowing, green eyes in his trawler’s net.

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A fish fry for out of work crabbers struggling to get by netted more than $16,000 Saturday and donations are still pouring in.

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MARSHFIELD – Construction of a walkway and park along Green Harbor is scheduled to be completed before June, but local fishermen are hoping they can add one more feature: a memorial to Marshfield fishermen who have died.

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Fisheries on the West Coast of America have come under intense pressure after closures and a dramatic fall in stock levels. Adrian Tatum looks at the challenges over the last few years.

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A judge's ruling about a new cost imposed on New England fishermen by the federal government could come as soon as this week.

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This week, as the Carlos Rafael saga unfolded in New Bedford and in federal court in Worcester, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a release asking anyone with information on illegal fishing activity to report it to a confidential hotline.

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Inside the Industry

SeaWeb and Diversified Communications are accepting proposals to present at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit up until Friday, September 30.

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Governor Bill Walker has officially requested that the federal government declare a disaster for four Alaska regions hurt by one of the poorest pink salmon returns in decades.

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