National Fisherman

EW BEDFORD — New Bedford is the top dollar value fishing port in the nation once again in 2013, according to the Icelandic bank that compiles the figures each year.

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Striper action may be just getting started but many fishermen are already looking ahead to the opening of fluke season on May 17. This year's regulations for the delectable summer flatties allow anglers to keep five fish per day with an 18-inch minimum size limit and a season stretching through Sept. 21.

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Sunday was the third day of the search for missing mariner Ron Ingraham.

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BANGOR, Maine — A lobsterman from Stonington is facing numerous charges after a Maine Marine Patrol investigation this month into illegal lobster harvesting activity.

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Gov. Kate Brown set the hook on sport anglers this past week with her appointment of an Astoria gill-net industry strategist to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Modern-day slavery persists around the world, including the abuse of fishermen in the Thai seafood industry whose catch can end up in U.S. markets, a congressional panel was told Wednesday.

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BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The sinking of the Russian trawler Dalny Vostok cannot be used as an example to suggest the entire fishery is not compliant with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard, said the Russian Pollock Catchers Association (PCA) and two major fishing companies.

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A mile-long string of 29 sablefish pots was lost last month in Prince William Sound after being run over by tugs towing barges at Knight Island Passage.

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Mike and Ardis Knoflicek acquired a taste for raw oysters late in life.

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Federal fishery regulators say they will keep much-debated protections for Cashes Ledge in the Gulf of Maine in place as part of a broad effort to alter the scope of New England's fishing grounds.

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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

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is required by state statute to appoint someone to the Board of Fisheries by today, Tuesday, May 19. However, his efforts to fill the seat have gone unfulfilled since he took office in January. The seven-member board serves as an in-state fishery management council for fisheries in state waters.

The resignation of Walker’s director of Boards and Commissions, Karen Gillis, fanned the flames of controversy late last week.

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Keith Decker, president and COO of High Liner Foods, will take over for the outgoing CEO, Harry Demone, who will assume the role as chairman of the board of directors. The Lunenburg, Nova Scotia-based seafood supplier boasts sales in excess of $310 million (American) for the first quarter of the year.

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