News

  • Fisheries leaders hit the floor in Seattle

    Fisheries leaders hit the floor in Seattle

    This year marks the launch of the Fisheries Leadership Project, a Northwest Fisheries Association program designed to cultivate interest in marine trades in the Seattle area. Jeb Towne, CFO for Global Seas, and Val Motley, …
  • Louisiana developing more inshore artificial reefs

    Louisiana developing more inshore artificial reefs

    The first work has begun on four new Louisiana inshore artificial reefs, increasing hard bottom habitat and removing it from oyster harvesting, the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced Tuesday. The Lake Borgne Shell …
  • Crewman missing, search suspended in California

    Crewman missing, search suspended in California

    On Saturday, Nov. 9, the 54-foot troller Miss Hailee capsized with four crew onboard about 30 miles northwest of Bodega Bay, Calif. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer retrieved two men and a woman from the …
  • Hawaii researchers study Kona crab release mortality

    Hawaii researchers study Kona crab release mortality

    A rare Hawaiian delicacy and tightly regulated, Kona crab is a small artisanal fishery that lands but a few thousand pounds every year. Also called spanner crab, all females must be released by fishermen, along …
  • Watch fail: Asleep at the wheel or system error?

    Watch fail: Asleep at the wheel or system error?

    At 5:32 a.m. on Sept. 18, 2018, the Capt. M&M rammed the east jetty of Sabine Pass, La., traveling at 8 knots. Shortly after, the shrimp boat rolled over and sank. As recounted in the …

Viewpoints

  • Residents protest cruise ships in California marine sanctuary

    Residents protest cruise ships in California marine sanctuary

    Fishermen are regularly asked, and often told, that they need to adapt their business in order to preserve, conserve, or maintain fish stocks and the health of the ocean. They comply despite the high costs …
  • Food security starts at sea

    Food security starts at sea

    Coastal communities need protection, along with fisheries By 2050, global food production must increase by 70 percent to keep up with population growth. The pressure to grow, harvest and create more protein from America’s resources …
  • On Pebble: Maybe I’ve had it wrong

    On Pebble: Maybe I’ve had it wrong

    I’ve been covering Pebble Mine for my entire career with National Fisherman — coming up on 14 years. In that time, I’ve pretty consistently hammered home that it’s foolhardy and short-sighted to trade one resource …
  • Flashback Friday: November 2019

    Flashback Friday: November 2019

    The Mississippi Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Camille in August 1969.
  • Double duty

    Double duty

    Two of my favorite things came together for our November cover story: a Jay Fleming photo essay on scallops. Jay is a photographer and freelance writer whose magnificent book “Working the Water” is a tribute …

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