National Fisherman


Led by U.S. Reps Mark Sanford, R-S.C., and Bobby Scott, D-Va., a bipartisan group of 33 house members last week sent a letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management opposing seismic testing for offshore oil.

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Thailand's government said Monday it is not ignoring the slavery and forced labor in its lucrative shrimp industry that was highlighted in an Associated Press investigation published last week.

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Three fishermen were reunited with family members after their boat sank in violent weather nearly 40 miles west of La Push.

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The sprawling federal spending bill unveiled this week on Capitol Hill included a small passage with potentially big implications in the food world.

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SAUSALITO, Calif. (KTVU) - Researchers say the algae bloom that’s indefinitely delayed the Dungeness crab season may be causing brain damage in California sea lions.

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The warm water blob that's hovering off the Oregon coast is stunting the growth of northwest salmon, spurring scientists to warn this year's impressive fall chinook runs won't last.

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Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead is expected to make an announcement on controversial management measures for marine protected areas (MPAs) off the west coast either today or tomorrow.

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Maritime historians, climate scientists and ordinary citizens are coming together on a project to study the logbooks of 19th-century whaling ships to better understand modern-day climate change and Arctic weather patterns.

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Drought hit Willapa Bay salmon runs hard this year while questions remain about how a new commercial salmon fishing policy affects local fishermen.

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It was quiet as sunburnt deckhands scrubbed trawlers moored at the shrimp house on Wheelers Creek this week.

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Inside the Industry

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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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced last week the sixth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to foster innovations that support sustainable fisheries in the United States. 

The goal of the Fisheries Innovation Fund is to sustain fishermen and fishing communities while simultaneously rebuilding fish stocks.

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