National Fisherman


National Fisherman - October 2007

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Eternal vigilance is the price of safety

Based on U.S. Coast Guard reports

When making repairs at sea, we often are primarily concerned with getting the job done quickly or correcting the situation before it causes additional problems or damage. However, vessel motion makes repairing equipment at sea significantly riskier than performing the same activity at the dock.

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North Pacific King Crab

Flood of Russian kings negates price
gains expected with rationalization

Large volumes of imported king crab from Russia are flooding markets, negating ex-vessel benefits Alaska's king crab industry had hoped to gain under the rationalization process.

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Say cheese

It's that time of year again, and so we hereby invite your submission for publication in the "Crew Shots 2008" section of our January issue.

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Liveliest catch

An enterprising crabber offers tourists a gull's eye view

By Susan Chambers

Nine years in the wheelhouse of a Bering Sea crabber is a long time to think about a way to bring commercial fishing to life for the non-crabbing folk.

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Northeast

Calif. crabber gets Maine boat;
oak keel laid for lobster boat

In Steuben, Maine, RP Boat Shop has completed a number of boats for commercial fishermen, including some in Canada and California as well as Maine.

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Inside the Industry

Ray Hilborn, a UW professor of aquatic and fishery sciences, recently received the 2016 International Fisheries Science Prize at the World Fisheries Congress in Busan, South Korea.

The award is given to Hilborn by the World Council of Fisheries Societies’ International Fisheries Science Prize Committee in recognition of his 40-year career of “highly diversified research and publication in support of global fisheries science and conservation.”

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Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.

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