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Articles from the November 1, 2012 edition

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 By Kathy A Smith    Features    November 1, 2012
Waterproof and breathable gear

New Gear for Crew Comfort

It goes without saying that safety, warmth, staying dry and personal comfort are necessities that commercial fishermen must have on the job, no matter the task or the season. And the companies that ma... Full story

 
 By Terry Dillman    Features    November 1, 2012

NOAA Officials Say Trawlers Adjusting Nicely to ‘Catch Shares’ System

Information gleaned by NOAA Fisheries Service during the first year of the West Coast trawl fishery’s use of the “catch shares” system, officially known as individual fishing quotas (IFQs), suggests that trawl fishermen are learning to plan... Full story

 
 By Margaret Bauman    Features    November 1, 2012

NPFMC Reaches Decisions on Catch Sharing, Observers and Freezer Longliners

Federal fisheries regulators meeting in Anchorage Oct. 3-9 approved new halibut catch sharing and vessel observer plans, and cleared the way for replacement or rebuilding freezer longline vessels to... Full story

 
 By Margaret Bauman    Features    November 1, 2012

Competition Offers Options in Commercial Fishing Gear

When it comes to choosing rain gear and boots for the commercial fishing season, durability, staying dry and comfort are still deciding factors. Proven old favorites do attract repeat business, but in the competition for commercial fishing... Full story

 
 By Chris Philips    Today's Catch    November 1, 2012

Setting an Example

As we reported in this space last month, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has asked the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to ban commercial gillnets on the main stem of the Columbia River.... Full story