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

(Bloomberg) — After fighting for more than two years to avoid paying almost $1 billion in oil spill damages to Gulf Coast shrimpers, oystermen and seafood processors it claimed didn’t exist, BP Plc has thrown in the towel.

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(Bloomberg) — Millions of dead fish stretched out over 200 kilometers of central Vietnamese beaches are posing the biggest test so far for the new government.

The Communist administration led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has been criticized on social media for a lack of transparency and slow response, with thousands protesting Sunday in major cities and provincial areas.

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