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2014-04-16 12:11:34

Handling frozen fish caused nearly half of all injuries aboard commercial freezer-trawlers and about a quarter of the injuries on freezer-longliner vessels operating off the coast of Alaska, new research from Oregon State University shows. Many of those injuries and others aboard the two types of vessels could be prevented with the right interventions, and the research methods used in the study could help identify and reduce injuries and fatalities in other types of commercial fishing,...

2013-01-23 12:21:26

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) was awarded with the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for its sustainable fishing loan project, the California Fisheries Fund during a ceremony last night at the California Environmental Protection Agency headquarters. EDF was joined at the awards ceremony by fisherman Steve Fitz, a California Fisheries Fund loan recipient. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

2012-03-30 10:20:49

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An unexpected, and yet unexplained, second submission of nominations for the Gulf of Mexico's fishery management body has Governor Rick Scott fielding strong objections by those the eventual delegate would represent. Two Gulf-wide commercial fishing organizations plus the region's largest for federally-permitted charter and headboat vessels are requesting a response from the Governor on why he is eliminating the Gulf of Mexico Fishery...

2012-03-28 10:20:07

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay announced that 77 commercial fishing groups from Alaska to Maine have sent a letter to the Obama Administration urging it to protect Bristol Bay, its epic salmon runs and the commercial fishing jobs that rely on them. The groups include the Maine Lobstermen's Association, Gloucester Fishermen's Wives, Maryland Watermen's Association and Southern Shrimp Alliance. In all, they represent more than...

2012-03-12 16:47:00

Conservationists, Fishermen Back Exclusive Funding Source for Ocean Fish Management WASHINGTON, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group commended Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), John D. Rockefeller (D-WV), Scott Brown (R-MA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today for introducing the Fisheries Investment and Regulatory Relief Act (FIRRA). A companion bill is expected in the House by Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Frank Guinta (R-NH). This...

2012-02-14 09:44:00

NEW GRETNA, N.J., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In another historic show of solidarity, U.S. recreational and commercial fishermen will gather at Upper Senate Park in Washington, D.C. on March 21, 2012 starting at noon in an organized demonstration supporting sensible reform of the Magnuson Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act. This is a follow-up to a rally in February of 2010 that brought some 5,000 recreational, commercial and party/charter vessel owners, fishermen and...

2011-04-19 13:49:49

The fisheries sector Trade Fair in Spain "”Sinaval-Eurofishing 2011"” was the scenario chosen by Azti-Tecnalia (the technological centre specializing in marine and food research) to present two technologies employed by its researchers aimed at enhancing energy efficiency in the sector. In concrete, it involves a system for the management of fuel consumption on board vessels and a system of monitoring and computer-simulation of fishing gears. The commercial fisheries sector is...

2011-04-19 13:38:52

HÃ¥kan Eggert's studies from Iceland and the Gullmar fjord on the Swedish west coast, reveal that when commercial fishermen are given fishing rights they voluntarily choose more sustainable fishing methods and earn far more. His research at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, demonstrates that over-capacity in the fishing fleet can be reduced. Transferrable fishing rights were introduced in Sweden as late as 2009, and then only for species such as herring and mackerel. A...

2011-04-15 14:29:00

Congress pulls cost-saving management choices for struggling fishermen in favor of special-interest backed policies proven to bankrupt fishermen, devastate fisheries WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Commercial fishing groups are dismayed about federal budget negotiations that have resulted in what fishermen are calling the "Anti-Fishermen Act." This act, formerly known as the Jones Amendment, prohibits approval of new catch share programs for U.S. fisheries under the...

2010-06-17 08:00:00

DENVER, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- WFN: World Fishing Network, North America's only 24-hour fishing lifestyle network, today announced that on June 30th, 2010, it will dedicate an entire day of programming and commercial airtime to help support recreational anglers affected by the Gulf Oil Spill disaster. The on-air campaign will provide in-depth coverage of the impact of the spill on recreational & commercial fishing in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The aim is to raise...