National Fisherman


JUNEAU — A government watchdog found no evidence of bias in how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conducted a study on the potential effects of large-scale mining on a world-class salmon fishery in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.

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MARSHFIELD -- Most local lobstermen have pulled their gear from the water, but they are keeping a close eye on the State House, where lawmakers are poised to change how lobsters are processed and consumed in Massachusetts.

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Marine protected areas around the world are failing to protect most of the evolutionary diversity of the world's coral and fish, a new study has found.

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A new study by National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration researchers suggests future warming of ocean waters off the Northeastern U.S. may be greater and occur at an even faster rate than previously projected, according to a Jan. 14 release. Over the past 10 years, the Gulf of Maine has warmed faster than 99 percent of the global ocean, NOAA said, and is associated with a northerly shift in the Gulf Stream.

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It takes a lot to bring Democrats and Republicans together on any issue in these days of heightened, highly partisan politics. It seems, however, that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has done the trick.

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U.S. boats are set to be locked out of the world’s best tuna-fishing waters after reneging on a deal with 17 Pacific states, amid a slump in prices for the fish sold in cans in supermarkets all over the country.

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WOODS HOLE — Yogesh Girdhar wowed the room with a video of what looked like a small shoebox awkwardly paddling underwater.

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Commercial fishing in Alaska was once known as one of the deadliest professions. It's still pretty dangerous, but the number of fatalities each year is trending downward.

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ANNA MARIA, Fla. — Tensions are high between stone crab fishermen and residents shark fishing along the same beaches. After a recent assault charge, the city is stepping in before emotions boil over.

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“Wicked Tuna” cast member Paul Hebert, facing federal charges in Vermont that he illegally collected more than $44,000 in Social Security, disability and Medicaid payments for two years, is looking to make a deal that could keep him out of jail.

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Inside the Industry

The New England Fishery Management Council recently elected Dr. John F. Quinn of Massachusetts and E. F. “Terry” Stockwell III of Maine to serve respectively as chairman and vice chairman in the year ahead. The two have led the Council since 2014 but reversed roles this year. 

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Vigor will debut an affordable 142-foot freezer longliner designed specifically for North Pacific fishing at the 2016 Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle.

 

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