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NOAA Fisheries on Tuesday formally issued the sector exemption that will remove elements of the emergency cod measures in the Gulf of Maine for the remainder of the current fishing season.


Fresh seafood brought to you by the aquarium, sort of! It’s the new app designed by The Food Group for the Audubon Nature Institute’s sustainable seafood program G.U.L.F. (Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries.) “We wanted to make sure people had an easy way when they’re at the store or out at a restaurant to double-check and make sure that they’re buying Gulf seafood if they’re looking for Gulf seafood, make sure they know what’s in season at the time, what’s fresh and then also allow them to find Gulf seafood easily through access to our restaurant partners we work with,” says John Fallon.


ANNAPOLIS, Md.- Oysters are a way of life here on Delmarva. Watermen say House Bill 638 would give them more opportunities by opening up a new bottom to dredge.


The Department of Fish and Game has released the outlook for the Togiak Sac Roe herring fishery.
CRISFIELD, MD. — It's another winter day that Crisfield watermen are forced to stay off their boats, but the spring may be the start of even bigger problems.


Right after the yearly halibut catch limits are announced each January, brokers are usually busy with buying, selling and transferring shares of the catch. But it’s been slow going so far, even with slight harvest increases in almost all Alaska fishing areas for the first time in nearly a decade. The buyers are there – it’s the sellers that are scarce.


BELLEVUE, Wash. — When salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals poop or shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene.
“We are all in this together,” U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Mass., told the audience of fishermen, regulators and scientists at Boston forum. 


ROCKPORT — This year, on the 40th anniversary of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum, in addition to the forum’s tradition of hosting a lot of talk about Maine’s superior seafood — Thursday afternoon will be all about the tasting.


The lobster is in its boom years on the Maine coast, and no one knows precisely why, scientifically speaking, or how long the boom will last.


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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.


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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