National Fisherman


It appears to be an unanswerable question: “How many fish are in the ocean?” But marine research scientist Kevin Stokesbury is searching for that number, and his findings could have far reaching implications for fisherman facing catch limits.

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A split-second decision to jump or not jump over a span of angry sea — that was the choice faced by four fishermen last winter during a dramatic night rescue off Port Everglades Inlet.

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US lawmakers are to decide whether to ban personal care products containing microbeads – minuscule pieces of plastic considered harmful to the environment – after proposed legislation was approved by a bipartisan committee.

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As miners globally review the way they store waste in the wake of another horrific dam spill, the solution may be as simple as it is dramatic: spend a lot more.

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One of the three brothers who own and operate an iconic fish market on Portland’s waterfront has died, following a long struggle with cancer.

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U.S. health regulators on Thursday cleared the way for a type of genetically engineered Atlantic salmon to be farmed for human consumption - the first such approval for an animal whose DNA has been scientifically modified.

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A federal judge has ruled that Pebble mine developers have no right to force opposing environmental and fishing groups to turn over years of records or to require testimony by two individuals fighting the massive proposed mine.

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When Mike Anderson arrived in Cape Cod in the 1960s as a young man with dreams of adventures at sea, many people shared the same warning: “You won’t get rich in the fishing business; it’s just a way of life.”

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European fisheries industry body Europeche has issued an open letter to Pew Charitable Trusts, warning that statements which are "demonstrably untrue and contrary to scientific opinion" can cause damage.

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Scientists have found that cod stocks in New England are continuing to decline while haddock, which make up the vast majority of groundfish in the area, are booming.

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Inside the Industry

The Downeast Salmon Federation has received a major grant from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities to ensure and improve the water quality of eastern Maine’s most important rivers, according to the Ellsworth American.

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Louisiana crab fishermen and their catch are feeling the pressure of a downturn in the state economy, and a resulting upturn of people entering the fishery.

“It’s a crazy business right now,” said Pete Gerica, the New Orleans fisherman who now serves as president or the Louisiana Crab Task Force, a legislatively-created board of industry voices that makes recommendations to state government.

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