National Fisherman


VALPARAISO (U.S. Dept. of State) — Oct. 6, 2015 — Well, thank you, Madam Secretary-General. Thank you for your very personal and generous introduction. And Heraldo, thank you for making it so crystal clear not only how you personally are deeply committed to this effort, but also your country. And I again just want to say profoundly thank you for a very, very serious and comprehensive approach to the challenges that we face here.

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PLYMOUTH – They called it a “fisheries policy action,” but in the Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor lobby, where they gathered, it was clearly a cry for help.

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“Unsettled” best describes the mood among brokers in the business of buying, selling and trading Alaska salmon permits and quota shares of various catches.

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The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was created by President Bill Clinton well over 20 years ago, but for many southern Utah residents whose livelihoods were affected by this arbitrary and unilateral exercise of executive authority, the wounds are still fresh. That monument also placed billions of dollars of clean-burning coal off limits forever. Since those resources were located on school trust lands that provide funding for public schools, Utah students paid, and continue to pay, a steep price for this massive executive overreach.

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A state commission will delay until November a decision on whether the state should impose new restrictions on southern flounder in an effort to protect the potentially over-fished coastal stock.

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Fall arrived last week, and the deadline for mandatory dockside inspections for fishing boats is coming right behind it.

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NOAA and the other Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Trustees today released 15-year comprehensive, integrated environmental ecosystem restoration plans for the Gulf of Mexico in response to the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and spill.

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Commercial crabbers are out fishing again this month for Dungeness crab in Southeast Alaska. The numbers are in for the summer crab fishery and it looks like it was a pretty average season.

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The European Union is the largest importer of seafood products in the world, representing 24 percent of the total value of world trade. This means that thousands of kilos of fish enter the European market every day.

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The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association took another step away from prior efforts to fight Pebble Mine with the election of a new board president.

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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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