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Articles from the November 1, 2013 edition

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 By Terry Dillman    Features    November 1, 2013

The Take on Hake

Any sense of dead reckoning indicates the Pacific Coast hake (whiting) fishery is alive and well, thanks to coordinated, collaborative efforts within the industry to avoid by-catch and enhance... Full story

 By Terry Dillman    Features    November 1, 2013

NOAA Fisheries Merger Creates New West Coast Region

In February, when the Obama administration released its proposed 2013 budget, it featured more than $5 million in budget cuts for NOAA Fisheries, which oversees marine resources, including commercial fishing. As part of those cuts, the agency’s... Full story

 By Margaret Bauman    Features    November 1, 2013

Value of 2013 Alaska Salmon Harvest Tops $691 Million

Humpies proved a deciding factor in Alaska’s 2013 commercial salmon harvest of 272 million fish valued at $691.1 million. Powered by a record harvest of 219 million pink salmon, this year’s harvest ranks as the second most valuable on record, sai... Full story

 By Kathy A Smith    Features    November 1, 2013

Clothing and Gear

Wearing the right gear to keep you warm and dry is non-negotiable, and if you’re at the helm, making sure you’re sitting in the right chair for your body is also important. “Proper layering is... Full story

 By Ed Melvin    Features    November 1, 2013

West Coast Longliners Must Learn to Stream

Up in Alaska, longline fishermen view using streamer lines as a win-win proposition. These lines – strung from a mast, boom or pole above the hook lines and decked with orange plastic tubing that... Full story

 Today's Catch    November 1, 2013

Big Deals

This month marks several milestones for Fishermen’s News. When my brother Peter and I purchased the paper in 2001, we inherited an experienced staff that immediately retired, leaving us to hire an editor, a sales manager, and accounting manager... Full story