- It is the smaller, local crab fisheries that each winter give a big economic boost to dozens of coastal communities across the Gulf of Alaska.
- North Carolina’s blue crab season got off to a good start, but was slammed when Hurricane Florence hit in September and was expected to rebound as 2018 came to a close.
- With the federal government partially shutdown for over a month, the regional fishery management councils are learning how to keep pushing through the process without their federal science partners at NMFS.
- The U.S. Coast Guard has signed off on a Jones Act waiver for America’s Finest, ending a nearly two-year ordeal regarding the ship due to the amount of foreign processed steel used in its construction.
- Numbers are on the rise for Alaska’s shellfish growers: They sold more than 1.8 million oysters in 2017 for a 27 percent increase over 2016 and a 70 percent increase over the 10-year average.
- Seasonal sea lettuces are more complex and useful than you think, if they are harvested.
- What constitutes seafood fraud, and what can we do about it? Join me and a panel of industry insiders as we try to answer these questions during a webinar on January 23.
- First dubbed the “salmon girl” at the age of 16, Jacqui Shaffer’s path to commercial fishing began with a large wooden sign advertising Desire Fish Co. in her hometown of Bellingham, Wash.
- [Editor’s note: This story was originally published in the February 2010 issue of National Fisherman.] One single silent tear rolls down her cheek; there will be so many more to follow. She has had the …
- Members of fisheries who are still waiting on disaster funding checks will be on hold again until after the shutdown is over.