Written by Oregonian
John Corbin, like most Oregon crabbers, had seen his livelihood put on hold after a toxic algae bloom shut down the West Coast's entire shellfish industry. After months of waiting, the state department of agriculture gave the green light for Dungeness season on Jan. 1.
Then, bad weather hit.
Written by SouthCoast Today
As frequently as the federal government is criticized for regulations that make it harder to keep groundfish vessels operating in the black, it is disappointing that it was state regulations that failed fishermen last week.
Written by Seafood Source
The Alaska Pollock fishery, the largest fishery in the United States and the largest sustainable fishery in the world, has been re-certified under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard.
Written by New York Times
On a frigid morning in a small metal-sided building, a team of specialists prepared to orchestrate an elaborate breeding routine. The work would be wet and messy, so they wore waders. Their tools included egg trays and a rubber mallet, which they used to brain a fertile female coho salmon, now hanging dead on a hook.
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The Obama Administration recently announced that it is looking for candidates to be considered for a sustainable fishing prize.
The White House Champion for Change for Sustainable Seafood designation will honor individuals for “contributing to the ongoing recovery of America’s fishing industry and our fishing communities.”Read more ...
The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.Read more ...