National Fisherman


Tens of thousands of dead fish washed up on Virginia’s Eastern Shore after a net owned by a commercial fishing company tore.

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The Port of Seattle is launching the Fishermen’s Terminal Long-Term Strategic Plan for the uplands portion of Fishermen’s Terminal.

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End-of-pipe solutions like the soil-filtration system discussed in the article “Toxic road runoff kills adult coho salmon in hours, study finds” [Local News, Oct. 9] should not be the only solution for protecting salmon from harmful chemicals.

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Using a new net, marine biologists from the Alfred Wegener Institute have, for the first time, been able to catch polar cod directly beneath the Arctic sea ice with a trawl, allowing them to determine their large-scale distribution and origin.

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Two months have passed since the state's Marine Fisheries Commission was supposed to approve new protections for flounder, but fishermen are still catching them under the same rules.

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Last week Gov. Jerry Brown signed the so-called “Pacific to Plate” bill making it easier for commercial fishermen to sell their catch directly to consumers by streamlining permits and other requirements to create local fishermen’s markets.

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WASHINGTON - Morgan Tolley is a third generation crab processor working on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, but he's worried that his industry may be under threat as more and more young people shun the traditional family-oriented trade.

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When is Alaska pollock not really Alaska pollock? When it is listed as such by the Food and Drug Administration, which governs what every seafood product will be called in U.S. commerce.

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A government body that regulates Bering Sea fisheries has determined Oct. 9 that it will order further monitoring of deep sea corals in the 265-mile long Pribilof Canyon instead of closing it off to fishing, but at least one environmental group isn’t happy with the decision.

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Okay, here we go again. Another behind-the-scenes effort has begun behind our backs, the way it happened before. The newest NOAA effort has begun toward creating a marine national monument in the Cashes Ledge area -- about 80 miles east of Gloucester -- as well as the deep sea coral and seamount area south of Georges Bank, traditional catch areas for our fishermen.

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Inside the Industry

Fishermen throughout the Gulf of Mexico are praising Louisiana officials for a series of strong decisions last week that have broken the deadlock of red snapper management in the Gulf of Mexico.

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According to the Portland Press Herald, the Maine Seaweed Festival has been canceled this year due to a rift between the event’s organizers and seaweed harvesters.

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