National Fisherman

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A federal judge refused to stop the federal government from shutting down an embattled oyster farm in Marin County's Tomales Bay.
 

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ST. MICHAELS — The first of three panel discussions entitled “The State of the Crab” took place on Sunday at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
 

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PORTLAND — Scientists say an explosion of invasive green crabs that threatens Maine's lucrative soft-shell clam industry appears to have tapered off, at least temporarily.
 

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are holding two hearings on a draft plan to distribute $1.1 million in economic relief funds to the state's groundwater fishing industry.

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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently met in Biloxi, Miss. to discuss a number of fishery issues, including recreational red snapper sector separation and accountability measures.

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On Sept. 6, CDFW’s CalTIP line received a report of lobster poaching on a pier at Ocean Beach.

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BAR HARBOR, Maine — A 40-foot-long humpback whale that got caught in fishing gear off Mount Desert Island has been freed, according to the head of a whale-watching boat.

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With the sockeye salmon run into the Fraser River nearly complete, the fortunes of local U.S. commercial fishermen haven’t improved much.

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Fishing and environmental organizations are calling for extreme measures to save the year's fall runs of salmon in Central Valley rivers.

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APALACHICOLA, Florida -- Less than three years ago, the Apalachicola Bay oyster fishery was one of the most productive in the nation. Now Florida officials and a group representing the commercial fishing industry are saying the bay oyster harvest may have to shut down completely for 18 months.

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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

Today Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced legislation to extend a permanent exemption for incidental runoff from small commercial fishing boats.

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The National Working Waterfront Network is now accepting abstracts and session proposals for the next National Working Waterfronts & Waterways Symposium, taking place Nov. 16-19 in Tampa, Fla. The deadline is Tax Day, April 15.

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