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2008-07-25 15:00:41

By Peter B Lord Three fishermen -- Phil Ruhle, his son Phil Jr. and his brother James -- visited Seattle last year to be honored by an environmental group for inventing a commercial fishing net that actually helps conserve some fish.

2008-07-20 15:00:21

By Laine Welch, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jul. 20--Fishermen are seeing red flags as Congress retools the rules that will govern the U.S. Coast Guard through 2012. The USCG Act that was passed by the U.S.

2008-06-25 18:02:34

By Richard Gaines, Gloucester Daily Times, Mass. Jun.

2008-06-18 12:00:00

State biologists eyeing the low harvest to date in the famed Copper River salmon fishery said June 6 that the catch level may be an indicator of a possible later than usual run.

2008-06-18 03:00:18

By Anonymous Chinook salmon off the coast of California and most of Oregon are safe this year from commercial and recreational fishermen. The Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to cancel the fishing season to reverse the catastrophic disappearance of the fish.

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2008-03-19 00:10:00

The New Zealand government issued fresh calls Wednesday for the banning of certain types of trawler nets, following the deaths last December of 22 dolphins that were killed in the nets.

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2007-11-16 15:00:00

To glimpse the world Mike Mihale inhabits, one corner of the $1 billion a year commercial fishing industry in New York - and to see how fish goes from sea to table - an AP reporter and photographer spent time in the Atlantic on a Point Lookout trawler.

2007-10-10 18:00:21

By Paul Davis; Journal Staff Writer Before he was old enough to drive, Andrew Cavanagh fished. As a boy, he held a flashlight on a dock at Sakonnet Point while his father, a lobsterman, tinkered with an oily engine.

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2006-11-20 15:45:00

Despite intense opposition from many fishermen, California wildlife regulators are creating the nation's most extensive network of "marine protected areas" — stretches of ocean where fishing will be banned or severely restricted.

2006-04-07 18:31:37

By Teresa Carson PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Federal regulators recommended on Friday severely scaling back salmon fishing this year along most of the Oregon and Northern California coastline to preserve shrinking Chinook salmon populations.


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