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Lobster and snow crab fisheries are booming, but the bait used to catch them—herring and mackerel—is not, so the search for alternative baits is on.
A federal district court judge on November 17 granted federal regulators two years to come up with new rules to protect the endangered right whale.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy requested $287 million from the federal government last month for fishermen impacted by the Bering Sea snow crab and Bristol Bay red king crab fisheries closures.
Herring all but disappeared from the shorelines around Sḵwx̱wú7mesh homelands in the past. Now volunteers are keeping careful tabs on the comeback efforts of a tiny fish with big cultural value
SEATTLE — Terry "Chop" Arnold Jr. remembers the first few times he climbed in his dad's 36-foot fishing boat at an old log boom, near the northernmost tip of Washington.
Tribes in the Pacific Northwest say a law that protects seals and sea lions undermines their fishing rights. They want a new strategy that would better manage the marine mammals eating their salmon. From member station KNKX, Bellamy Pailthorp reports.
The no fishing zone at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument around the northwestern Hawaiian islands has resulted in the recovery of marine life including large tunas. Tuna numbers have increased in the unprotected main Hawaiian islands as spillover from the protected area. I wrote that this would happen about twenty years ago.
The continued vilification of fishermen, government agencies, coastal communities as well as seafood producers and distributors misses the point.
If you’re trying to catch a living dinosaur, you’d better use a big net.In this case, that would be a net long enough to stretch nearly the entire 400-foot width of Marshyhope Creek. Even then, you’re likely to come up empty.
The global North Atlantic right whale population has continued its downward turn, declining to an amount not seen since the early 2000s, according to a new report by the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium.
Over 25 years ago, illegal fishing was seen as a significant threat to international fisheries.
Fishing is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.
STONINGTON, Maine — More than 200 lobstermen and supporters amassed in the state’s most valuable fishing port Sunday to say they will continue to fight any attempts to put new regulations on the industry.
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A little over a quarter-mile off Scofield Island, the commercial boat “Kittiwake” fishes for menhaden, sometimes referred to as “the most important fish in the sea.”
University of Hawaii researchers say tuna numbers are growing in Hawaiian waters thanks to the establishment of a marine reserve 16 years ago.
One billion snow crabs disappeared from the Bering Sea. No one is sure why — but climate change is suspect #1
The colorful dolphinfish, or mahi-mahi, is one of the most coveted species for recreational fishermen as well as the commercial vessels. Charter boat captains in Florida and Puerto Rico say they are seeing far fewer and much smaller fish in recent years. But who is to blame isn’t clear, and some point to climate change.
Republican Ed Thelander, a former Navy SEAL who’s running for Congress in Maine, caused a big stir when he criticized NOAA for imposing new rules on the state’s lobstermen as a way to protect North Atlantic right whales.
Climate change has made it even harder to estimate how many fish there are, and how many there will be next year or the year after. Are the fish gone, or did they move?
As biologist Nick Vanbuskirk drew a knife along the yellowing belly of the carcass of a Chinook salmon, hundreds of ripe, translucent orange eggs spilled out into the ankle-high waters of the Newaukum River.
What's happening to Alaska's crabs are a useful cautionary tale because of the economic and cultural ripple effects.
The trade of saltwater aquarium fish has been growing since the 1930s, but destructive fishing methods can harm both the fish and their ecosystems. Local education and training may provide a solution to keeping reefs in good health.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game canceled all opilio snow, red king crab, and blue king crab seasons for 2022-2023, in a devastating blow to North Pacific fishermen and processors after trawl surveys showed a continuing crash in abundance.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has identified 36 ill or injured right whales as part of an ongoing investigation into an elevated number of mortalities.