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Fisheries

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Alaska Native graduate program aims to elevate Indigenous knowledge in fisheries research

A program focused on bridging the gap between Indigenous knowledge and Western science is entering its second year at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

International
Fisheries

Pakistan - Setting nets below the surface means fishermen catch almost 80 percent fewer dolphins and whales

Lowering gillnets into the water—instead of using them on the surface—can lower the chances of tuna fishermen accidentally hauling in dolphins and whales, according to new research led by Florida International University and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Pakistan.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Valuable crab populations are in a ‘very scary’ decline in warming Bering Sea

Federal biologist Erin Fedewa boarded a research vessel in June in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and journeyed to a swath of the Bering Sea that typically yields an abundance of young snow crab in annual surveys.

Southeast
Fisheries

NC - On N.C. coast, lose the seagrass and lose the fisheries

A small net dipped into a patch of grass submerged in shin-deep water near the edge of a salt marsh on the central North Carolina coast.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

AL - Chip Brown pre-files bill to provide tax cuts to Gulf Coast commercial fishermen

Bait, equipment and materials used by the commercial fishing industry would be exempt from both sales and use taxes under Brown’s legislation.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

MS - The Mississippi Coast’s best success story is shrimp, which revved the economy

Why did the shrimp cross the road? ... To get to the other tide. Why are shrimp so healthy? ... Because they have access to Vitamin Sea. What is a shrimp that only cares about himself? .. A little shellfish.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Fishing Report: Right whales could have used scenario planning

A study published on Aug. 31 in the journal Oceanography titled, "Ocean Regime Shift is Driving Collapse of the North Atlantic Right Whale Population," relates how climate-driven ocean change in the northwestern Atlantic is complicating efforts to protect the North Atlantic right whale from fishing gear entanglements and ship strikes.

International
Fisheries

Iran - Trawling: a catastrophe that must be stopped

Trawling is a method of fishing that involves pulling a fishing net through the water behind one or more boats. Trawling can be divided into bottom trawling and midwater trawling, depending on how high the trawl (net) is in the water column.

Northeast
Fisheries

RI - Congressional Delegation, DEM Announce Availability of 2nd Round of COVID-Related Fisheries Assistance Funding

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Congressional Delegation and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announce that commercial fishing and charter/for hire businesses, qualified aquaculture operators, seafood processors, and dealers are eligible to apply for an additional $255 million in assistance funding provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Bristol Bay king crab fishery closed for first time since '95

As crab numbers for most major stocks fall across the Bering Sea, the Bristol Bay red king crab fishery will be closed for the first time in decades.

Southeast
Fisheries

FL - Florida FWC to decide if goliath grouper will open to limited harvest

A select few saltwater anglers fishing in Florida waters soon may be able to take home a goliath grouper for dinner. However, with a costly permit required, will anglers be willing to pay the price?

Mid-Atlantic
Fisheries

NC - Commercial fishing in NC adapts to threat of warming seas

The alarm goes off at 3 a.m., and Cole Gibbs, the 21-year-old first mate of the commercial fishing vessel the Salvation, crawls out of bed and pulls a “Make America Fish Again” cap over his shaggy strawberry-blond mop.

International
Fisheries

World - Detecting anchored fish aggregating devices and estimating use patterns from vessel tracking data in small-scale fisheries

Monitoring the use of anchored fish aggregating devices (AFADs) is essential for effective fisheries management. However, detecting the use of these devices is a significant challenge for fisheries management in Indonesia.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

LA - Large numbers of dead fish found at Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook Bay after Ida

Save Coastal Wildlife is receiving reports of many dead fish found on the beach from South Amboy eastward to Port Monmouth in Middletown.

International
Fisheries

AU - Landing salmon: can Tasmania clean up the industry by bringing it onshore?

Amid growing concern about the environmental impact of farming salmon in pens exposed to the sea, something novel is being proposed

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Will 'ropeless' fishing gear be seaworthy in time to save endangered whales?

“Ropeless” fishing gear that minimizes the number of vertical lines in the water that ensnare right whales has emerged as a potential “home run” solution to the entanglement crisis. But fishers, industry groups and even ardent proponents of ropeless systems say that it’s not yet a viable replacement for traditional fishing gear in every situation.

Coastwide
Fisheries

US - NOAA Fisheries rules limiting lobstering draw harsh criticism from fishing, environmental groups

NOAA Fisheries has announced a set of new regulations intended to protect the North Atlantic right whale from entanglement-related incidents.

Coastwide
Fisheries

Pacific Isl - Climate Change Will Force Tuna Migration, Cripple Small Island Nations, Study Finds

The climate crisis and warming waters may cause tuna to redistribute, threatening tuna-dependent economies in the Pacific, a new study concludes.

International
Fisheries

CAN - High cod catches could have been sustained in Eastern Canada for decades, simple stock assessment method shows

A simple fish stock assessment model applied to over 500 years of catch data demonstrated that if Canadian authorities had allowed for the rebuilding of northern Atlantic cod stock off Newfoundland and Labrador in the 1980s, annual catches of about 200,000 tons could have been sustained.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

OR - Record low numbers of steelhead returning to Columbia River

PORTLAND, ORE. Record low numbers of steelhead are returning to the Columbia River this year, prompting conservationists and anglers alike to call for a halt to recreational fishing for the sea-run fish.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Downeast Mainers protest industrial salmon farm project Sunday

BAR HARBOR, Maine (WABI) - American Aquafarms is developing an Industrial Salmon Farm in Frenchman Bay, off the coast of Gouldsboro.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Court case is final hope for Cook Inlet driftnet fishermen facing federal restrictions

A late-season bumper run of sockeye salmon has pushed the Kenai River to its highest escapement in more than a decade. Unfortunately for the commercial fishermen in Upper Cook Inlet, they have had to watch many of them go by.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Collins joins Maine delegation in seeking Maine lobster industry protections

A new set of federal rules to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale that is close to being finalized could be detrimental to Maine’s critical lobster industry, according to U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and a bipartisan, bicameral group of her Maine congressional colleagues.

Coastwide
Fisheries

US - The rise of alternative oyster growing methods in the USA

A new range of off-bottom cultivation techniques, backed by positive reports and state incentives, is beginning to supplement traditional oyster farming methods in Louisiana.