National Fisherman

Water, water everywhere and lots of jobs to boot.
 
That’s the gist of a new report on the economic impact of the maritime industry in Washington State. The report spotlights the important role the maritime industry plays in the state’s economy, estimating that the sector generates $30 billion in total revenues and about 148,000 jobs.
 

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On a warm, sun-splashed late November afternoon, the view from Hodgkins Cove across Ipswich Bay is startlingly clear, the visibility so expansive and sharp that if you waved in the direction of Plum Island, someone just might wave back.
 
Inside the University of Massachusetts’ Large Pelagics Research Center, on a spit of land that juts out into the bay, the work quietly continued.
 

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A program benefiting the marine environment of the Gulf of Mexico by recycling retired natural gas and oil structures as artificial reefs, would enhance fish habitat benefiting recreational and commercial fishermen, scuba divers and Gulf communities.
 

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Homer is No. 1 once again when it comes to commercial halibut, landing some 4.4 million pounds and beating out Kodiak this year by 1 million pounds.
 

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PORT LAVACA - When Curtis Miller, 52, of Port Lavaca, was 12, he would walk along Lavaca Bay picking up oysters to bring home to his family.
 
He didn't have an oyster knife - a dull, short-bladed knife used to pry open oyster shells. Instead, he used whatever household knife he could find in the kitchen.

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Environment Canada, the agency of the Government of Canada with responsibility for regulating environmental policies and issues, has decided that Genetically Modified (GM) AquAdvantage® Salmon from AquaBounty Technologies is not harmful to the environment or human health when produced in contained facilities.
 

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More Alaskans are taking to the fishing life, as indicated by upward ticks in harvesting jobs for three years running.
 

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NEPTUNE — Colonists pickled them in vinegar, cooked them in fat and used their shells for home construction and farming, giving the lowly oyster a vibrant role in the early Bayshore economy.
 

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Oregon Fish and Wildlife officials say the commercial Dungeness crab season on the Oregon coast will be delayed through at least Dec. 15 to allow the crabs to fill with meat.
 

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Anglo American’s recent departure from the Pebble Mine project has generated contentious debate throughout the state and in our nation’s capital about the future of domestic mining. This withdrawal of capital from a promising venture is just one among many in recent years, as the United States’ uncertain regulatory structure around minerals mining deters major investment. It’s a hard pill to swallow considering that our nation’s $6.2 trillion worth of mineral resources could be developed responsibly, generate  economic growth, support new high-paying jobs and strengthen domestic industries.
 

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 8/26/14

In this episode, National Fisherman Publisher Jerry Fraser talks about his early days dragging for redfish on the Vandal.

National Fisherman Live: 8/14/14

In this episode:

  • More cod cuts expected if NOAA data holds
  • Louisiana importing oysters to meet demand
  • N.C. sets new sturgeon bycatch rules
  • BP appeals to Supreme Court on spill settlement
  • Senate releases new Magnuson-Stevens draft

Inside the Industry

PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative has appointed Matt Jacobson as its new executive director.
 
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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Red Snapper Advisory Panel Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the council office — 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, in Tampa, Fla. 

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