National Fisherman


Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and the state's congressional delegation are urging President Barack Obama to include funding for fishing safety training and safety research grant programs in his next federal budget.

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For the first time that many people can remember, California's Dungeness crab season will not open in time for Christmas, spoiling thousands of holiday feasts in the Bay Area and driving a spike of economic pain deeper into fishermen, wholesalers, restaurants and other businesses that rely on December sales of the regional delicacy.

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Thailand's government said Monday it is not ignoring the slavery and forced labor in its lucrative shrimp industry that was highlighted in an Associated Press investigation published last week.

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Led by U.S. Reps Mark Sanford, R-S.C., and Bobby Scott, D-Va., a bipartisan group of 33 house members last week sent a letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management opposing seismic testing for offshore oil.

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New research out of the University of Oxford in England is giving weight to a theory held by some mariners in the province: that rogue waves come with no warning, and are often preceded by much smaller waves.

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Three fishermen were reunited with family members after their boat sank in violent weather nearly 40 miles west of La Push.

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The sprawling federal spending bill unveiled this week on Capitol Hill included a small passage with potentially big implications in the food world.

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SAUSALITO, Calif. (KTVU) - Researchers say the algae bloom that’s indefinitely delayed the Dungeness crab season may be causing brain damage in California sea lions.

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The warm water blob that's hovering off the Oregon coast is stunting the growth of northwest salmon, spurring scientists to warn this year's impressive fall chinook runs won't last.

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Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead is expected to make an announcement on controversial management measures for marine protected areas (MPAs) off the west coast either today or tomorrow.

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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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