News

  • West Coast fishermen seek new market to weather coronavirus storm

    West Coast fishermen seek new market to weather coronavirus storm

    With restaurants shuttered and out-of-work consumers spending less, the coronavirus’ impact on the West Coast fishing fleet has been painful. But one sector of the seafood economy has found a silver lining: community supported fisheries …
  • North Carolina’s seafood leaders use data collected pre-pandemic to go to bat for fisheries

    North Carolina’s seafood leaders use data collected pre-pandemic to go to bat for fisheries

    The effects of covid-19 in North Carolina are widespread and touching all aspects of the fishing industry, including seafood harvesters, wholesalers, retailers and processors — all currently operating their businesses at a fraction of their …
  • Gulf & South Atlantic Market Report: 2019 Year in Review

    Gulf & South Atlantic Market Report: 2019 Year in Review

    Fishermen say red snapper is recovered, and a healthy annual catch limit of almost 7 million pounds came along with ex-vessel prices at $5 to $6 per pound. But it was not so rosy elsewhere …
  • Francis Dawn is newest Maine dragger

    Francis Dawn is newest Maine dragger

    In the fall Fairhaven Shipyard in Fairhaven, Mass., launched the 90′ x 30′ dragger Francis Dawn that’s now fishing out of Portland, Maine. The yard crew is also building a 90′ x 28′ clam boat …
  • How to: Drafting an onboard plan for covid-19

    How to: Drafting an onboard plan for covid-19

    Reports on how to handle covid-19 in fishing operations have been spreading since the virus reached U.S. shores — from onboard management to processing protocol. The Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin on …

Viewpoints

  • Congress must act to save U.S. fishing industry

    Congress must act to save U.S. fishing industry

    With the coronavirus being spread around the world and nations reacting to this threat in many different ways — from doing nothing, to closing the borders and full quarantines — the unintended effects of such …
  • Keep fishermen fishing: Food producers are essential to our health and survival

    Keep fishermen fishing: Food producers are essential to our health and survival

    Food production and delivery are crucial systems for society. The covid-19 virus is causing severe economic and social disruptions worldwide. The president has made it clear to the U.S. population that grocery stores and pharmacies …
  • Stay connected with National Fisherman

    Stay connected with National Fisherman

    We could all use some good news right now. The National Fisherman and Pacific Marine Expo teams are working to reach you where you are with more coverage available online than ever before — no …
  • Why local fisheries matter — with or without a global pandemic

    Why local fisheries matter — with or without a global pandemic

    The topic of food security has been on the mind of forward thinkers for years now, who primarily have focused on access to food as affected by natural disasters. As Covid-19 closes ports, markets and …
  • Racing is coming: Will we be ready for it?

    Racing is coming: Will we be ready for it?

    Winter sometimes hangs on in Maine for the longest time. Stiff, hard, cold winds have swept the midcoast shore a number of days this month, and there are predictions of snow for today and Thursday …

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