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Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - NPFMC wrestles with crab crisis

Disagreement in industry on expanding red king crab savings area

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

CAN - Fishery Closures and the Ghosts of Past Mistakes

Canada is closing fisheries and buying back licenses. Will this latest scheme save salmon or sink fishers?

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

FL - Spearfishermen Remove Over 20,000 Lionfish in Florida

State officials say that any kind of lionfish removal effort is "something to be celebrated"

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

HI - Fish And Power Shifts: How The Marshall Islands Became A Fishery Superpower

In “Our Ocean’s Promise: From Aspirations to Inspirations,” author Giff Johnson chronicles the history of fishing in the Marshall Islands, and forecasts an even more prosperous future.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Judge blocks partial lobstering ban in Maine, drawing industry praise

A U.S. District Court judge has blocked a federal ban on lobstering in a section of water off the U.S. state of Maine.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Court ruling stops offshore lobstering closure

BANGOR — A federal court ruling from Saturday halts the planned closure of nearly 1,000 square miles of offshore fishing ground to traditional lobstering that was scheduled to start Monday.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

OR - Disaster relief requested for commercial salmon industry

At the recommendation of Oregon’s coastal legislators, Gov. Kate Brown issued a formal request on Oct. 4 to the U.S. Department of Commerce for federal disaster relief for Oregon’s commercial salmon industry. This request comes in response to diminished salmon landings for the 2018, 2019, and 2020 seasons.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Report highlights how Bristol Bay locals are losing access to commercial fisheries

Alaska’s limited-entry commercial fisheries system may be pulling access to fisheries away from the coastal communities where they take place.

Great Lakes
Fisheries

Great Lakes - As lake trout reappear, a renewed bipartisan focus on the health of the Great Lakes also emerges

This past May, biologists from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation found something that looked quite small and inconsequential to those of us who might only fish in the Great Lakes, but something that was huge and quite important to scientists like them that spend their entire lives staring into the into largest freshwater basin on the planet.

International
Fisheries

China - Shandong's Rushan Leveraging Its 10 Billion-Dollar Oyster Industry

On October 6, the second China (Rushan) Oyster Industry Summit Forum was held successfully in Rushan, Shandong.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

LA - On Their Ends: Years of flooding and catastrophic storms have Louisiana's seafood industry on the brink

For Scott Maurer, working in the oyster industry in southeast Louisiana lately has just been hit after hit.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Who Gets to Use Our Oceans?

A new proposal would track lobster boats in federal waters to collect data that protects commercial fisheries against developers

International
Fisheries

BGD - Poachers on the prowl: Bangladesh moves to save sharks and stingrays

A few years ago, fishermen along Bangladesh’s coasts caught sharks and stingrays only when the fish were stuck in nets. With time, their commercial value has grown. Now poachers are competing to catch these sea creatures.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Maine lobster fishery has key sustainability label reinstated

A year after its certification was revoked, the Gulf of Maine lobster fishery is once again certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council.

Southeast
Fisheries

FL - Team Catches 564 Lionfish in Florida Keys Tournament

The spearfishermen's massive haul is part of a larger effort to save Florida's reefs from the invasive fish.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

CA - On the Klamath, Dam Removal May Come Too Late to Save the Salmon

The planned demolition of dams on the Klamath River was expected to help restore the beleaguered salmon on which Indigenous tribes depend. But after a record drought and wildfire this summer, many are worried the salmon could be all but gone before the dams come down.