National Fisherman

He has a face only a mother could love — a mother who lives 1,000 to 3,000 feet under water and voraciously feeds on live squid and fish.
 
We’re talking about a goblin shark — only the second member of his species ever caught in the Gulf of Mexico, and the first since 2000, shark expert John Carlson said.
 

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Maine’s lucrative baby eel season is off to a slow start, with cold weather and resurgent foreign markets combining to depress catch and prices paid to fishermen, officials say.
 

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SEADRIFT - A cool, blue morning greets five oyster boats as they make their way out of Harbor Road marina on the last day of the commercial oyster season.
 

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It’s not like it used to be along the docks and wharves of Gloucester, where the city’s heralded commercial fishing fleet has spent more than three centuries harvesting the seas.
 

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CAMBRIDGE, Md.- A group of watermen took the day off work Thursday to protest and block a project by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in the Little Choptank River in Dorchester County. 
 

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The York County Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday whether to set in motion a process that could change the rezoning of the York Point subdivision to prohibit farming and accessory apartments in the neighborhood.
 

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It's become one of the ingredients most sought after by local chefs and food lovers: the lionfish.
 

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The first round of grants made possible by the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act of 2012 were announced on Thursday.
 
The grants, which are intended to help establish and grow markets for local produce and seafood, totaled $210,000, divided among 17 recipients. More than 90 applications were submitted.
 

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As commercial fishermen threw out their lines at the stroke of midnight with hopes of reeling in the first of this year’s salmon Thursday, unfavorable drought conditions and Pillar Point Harbor politics have some worried about the years ahead.
 

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A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision to look further into the potential destructive impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine is drawing more fire from mine proponents and more support from those concerned about adverse impact.
 

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14

In this episode, Bruce Buls, WorkBoat's technical editor, interviews Long Island lobsterman John Aldridge, who survived for 12 hours after falling overboard in the dead of night. Aldridge was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Pacific Marine Expo, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.

Inside the Industry

NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.

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Fishermen in Western Australia captured astonishing footage this week as a five-meter-long great white shark tried to steal their catch, ramming into the side of their boat.
 
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