National Fisherman


A year ago? No way. But in this, the springish winter of 2015-16, a late-afternoon February photo shoot along the docks at St. Peter’s Square and around the bend of Harbor Cove near Felicia’s Oil wasn’t all that much of a challenge.

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Dear Editor:

The most recent crab testing still shows unsafe levels of domoic acid.

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The North Pacific Fishery Management Council heard a draft plan for addressing climate change in the eastern Bering Sea earlier this month.

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A recent controversial decision to open select scallop grounds off the coast of New England to certain select fishing groups undermines sustainable scallop management, and threatens the future health of one of the region’s most valuable resources.

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New research is shedding light on how far toxic algae blooms have spread in Alaska, and surprised scientists are saying this is just the beginning.

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A new video system will help provide data to better inform management of New England’s beleaguered cod population, say researchers with the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

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When recreational divers scoured our coastal waters during Florida’s annual two-day “bug-hunting” season in the summer, it got Palm Beach chef Jason Van Bomel thinking.

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Seafood lovers pining to catch, sell and eat fresh crab may have to wait a bit longer after a task force of fishing industry representatives said Tuesday they would prefer to open the commercial Dungeness season only when the spindly crustaceans are deemed safe to eat everywhere in California.

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Fire destroyed a fishing vessel in storage Monday morning in Haines, prompting 20 volunteer firefighters to rush to the scene. The boat, which was not-yet sea-worthy, belonged to Brian O’Reilly who says he’s been working on the project for a long time.

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Shrimpers and biologists surprised the experts last summer by using modified trawl nets that drastically reduced the amount of popular fish caught and discarded.

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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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