The Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association wanted to test four trap designs to target lionfish, but a 3-year wait for federal approval has haulted the project.
Rescue and recovery tales from around the country and beyond. In this edition, two helicopter medevacs in Alaska, electrical issues near Trinidad and three fishermen rescued from Georgia waters.
North Carolina’s blue crab season started out on a good note but quickly dropped off when the weather turned cooler in March.
North Carolina’s Marine Fisheries Commission is being charged with doing business behind closed doors.
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has issued a national disaster declaration for commercial fisheries in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Along the Mississippi River, fishermen and chefs are heading an effort to rid the ecosystem of invasive bighead and Asian silver carp the only way they know how — catching and eating them.
Darlene Kimball of Pass Christian, Miss., says her family business began in 1930 with her…
The Gulf Seafood Foundation, a nonprofit advocate for Gulf of Mexico fisheries, has been working to provide new work gloves to fishermen affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma through the organizations Helping Hands effort.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross declared fisheries disasters in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to help those communities recover from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria that ripped through the Gulf in 2017.
Regulators were roundly criticized last year for a late start for the tests of shrimp in the water that determine when the season should start.
Steve Murphey, who has been with the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries since 1987, took the reins Jan. 3 after a nationwide search.
Defining the title “commercial fisherman” may sound simple, but the task seems anything but for North Carolina fisheries officials.