National Fisherman


Recently-released Canadian export data for January to May 2016 shows exports of farm-raised salmon to key Asian markets is on a record-setting pace in 2016, with many markets already eclipsing previous annual volumes.

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Britain’s fishing fleet is suffering from one of its deadliest periods in a decade with more deaths recorded here than in Alaskan waters where reality TV show The Deadliest Catch is filmed, a new report has warned.

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Lori French, the daughter-in-law of a crab fisherman, the wife of another, and the mother of a third, placed two large bowls on a table. The one labeled “California” sat empty. The other, reading “Oregon,” was filled to the brim with bright-lavender-and-orange Dungeness crabs. It was early February, the night before the annual hearing of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture at the state capitol, and French, who’s the president of a nonprofit called Central Coast Women for Fisheries, had organized a banquet that was part festive crab feed, part bare-knuckled lobbying effort.

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LITTLE COMPTON, R.I. - (AP) - Regulators are taking another look at potential strategies to revitalize southern New England's lobster population, which scientists say has sunk to its lowest levels on record.

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Overfishing is a known culprit of the decline of Atlantic cod off the coast of New England but now, a new study co-authored by researchers at UC Santa Barbara and Columbia University has found that the climatological phenomenon known as the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is also a factor. And it contributes in a predictable way that may enable fishery managers to protect cod stocks from future collapse.

"In the 1980s, the North Atlantic was stuck in a positive phase of NAO," said lead author Kyle Meng, an economist at UCSB's Bren School of Environmental Science & Management.

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The biggest commercial fishing trade organization in the state is looking for a little more information about engagement and habitat from its members.

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The World Wildlife Fund's buy-up of commercial fishing licences should not be viewed as trying to shut the industry down, says its Australian director.

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AquaBounty Technologies (LON:ABTU) has initiated field trials of its AquaAdvantage genetically modified salmon in Brazil and Argentina.

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Forty-six people abandoned a sinking fishing vessel shortly before noon Tuesday and were rescued by merchant ships that responded to a U.S. Coast Guard emergency broadcast, an official said.

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A fishing vessel abandoned by its crew of 46 in the Bering Sea when it took on water Tuesday remained afloat Wednesday morning as plans were made for a possible recovery, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Inside the Industry

The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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The Marine Stewardship Council has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director. Critchlow will be based in the MSC US headquarters in Seattle. He is a former vice president of Lusamerica Foods and has over 35 years in the seafood industry.

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