Fishermen's News - The Advocate for the Commercial Fisherman

Articles from the January 1, 2018 edition

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Hazardous Spill Response

While the State of Washington claims there was no measurable or lasting damage from a recent hazardous material spill (see Fish Farm Faces Lawsuit, page 26 of this issue), evidence to the contrary is... Full story

 

Study, Summit Focus on New Generation of Harvesters

A new study of Alaska's commercial fisheries identifies factors that have contributed to the graying of the fleet and offers recommendations on how to support participation of young harvesters and... Full story

 

Deck Machinery: Tough Gear to Keep You Fishing

The industry saw another small building boom this year, with new boats and refits keeping yards busy. Deck machinery manufacturers rose to the challenge by keeping these boats supplied with the latest... Full story

 

Fish Farm Faces Lawsuit, Potential Future Ban in Washington

In the wake of a collapse and massive escape of farmed Atlantic salmon in August 2017, the Wild Fish Conservancy filed a lawsuit against Cooke Aquaculture Pacific, LLC, under section 505 of the Clean... Full story

 

Raising the Quality Bar: Trollers Go Beyond Pressure Bleeding

The process of asphyxiation; the restriction of oxygen, particularly to the sensitive tissues destined to be treasured table fare, leads to anaerobic respiration during the first stages of death... Full story

 

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