- For the first time since 2013, Kodiak crabbers might be able to drop pots for Tanners in mid-January. “I’d say it’s the best chance we’ve had in the last five years,” said Nat Nichols, area …
- Southern states continue to navigate the challenges of red tide, acidic waters, poaching, reduced demand for their product and a destructive hurricane season.
- Internal memos reveal a plan to draw criticism from fishermen, NGOs by extending the recreational season and allowing inevitable overfishing.
- After 12 years with the Coast Guard’s Fishing Vessel Safety Division, the past eight years as head of the department Jack Kemerer retired on Oct. 13.
- Carlos Rafael must forfeit four fishing boats and 34 related permits used in his illegal scheme, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday, Oct. 11.
- NMFS director Christopher Oliver wrote a letter refuting an erroneous paper published in Marine Policy that claimed IUU seafood from Alaska lands in Japan.
- One might hope that the folks at the top would be on the lookout for conflicts of interest. But the top brass at the Commerce Department is already under scrutiny for an apparently willful violation …
- Cathy McDaniels, 61, is on the water just about every day pulling crab pots.
- The red snapper tug of war in the Gulf of Mexico is being stretched to the limit in 2017, and the recreational fish grab is alive and well.
- It’s hard to be the voice of reason vs. billions in global sales. If you can’t compete with a colorful fan of international bills, good luck making your voice heard over the din of ca-chings.