The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five fishermen from a life raft southeast of Sitka, Alaska, on Tuesday. The crew was forced to abandon their 70-foot wooden longliner when it began taking on water.
Alaska Rep. Don Young introduced the Keep Fin Fish Free Act in early May, a bill that that would make in more difficult for federal agencies to authorize commercial finfish aquaculture operations.
The extension will add 30 days to the 90-day period, pushing the deadline to June 29.
The U.S. Northeast shortfin squid (illex) fishery has been certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council, making it the second squid fishery worldwide to earn that designation.
The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative announced this week that Marianne LaCroix will be taking the lead as executive director of the organization.
In early April, a new industrial park devoted to Asian carp processing opened in Kentucky, giving the fishing industry some serious fire power in the fight against the invasive species in the Mississippi River.
ROSA, the Responsible Offshore Science Alliance, launched this week to fill the need for a collaborative regional science body to address fisheries and wind development.
A Florida fisherman charged with killing his father onboard a commercial fishing boat last month has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Sardine fishermen on the West Coast are preparing for another year of severe restrictions after a new draft assessment from NMFS shows the the population is continuing its collapse.