Spring Chinook salmon. (Image credit: Michael Humling, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

U.S. Department of Commerce allocates over $20.6M in fishery disaster funding

2/14/2024 - By noaa.gov. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced today the allocation of $20.6 million to address a fishery resource disaster that occurred in the 2023 Sacramento River Fall Chinook and Klamath River Fall Chinook ocean and inland salmon fisheries. NOAA Fisheries used revenue loss information from the commercial, processor and charter… SEE MORE
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More than $42 million newly allocated to U.S. fishery disaster relief

2/5/2024 - By nationalfisherman.com More than $42 million in federal fishery disaster relief is being allocated to help U.S. fishermen, from the hurricane-wracked Louisiana Gulf coast to Alaska’s Yukon River salmon communities. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced the disaster aid packages Monday for Alaska, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oregon and… SEE MORE
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Maine builder feeds the ‘tuna fever’

2/22/2023 - By www.nationalfisherman.com [caption id="attachment_44796" align="alignnone" width="512"] 512px-Big_Dipper_(boat)_01 via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Wesmac Custom Boats in Surry, Maine, has been building a lot of boats over the past year, and many of them are tuna boats. “The guys, they all got tuna fever,” says Wesmac’s owner, Steve Wessel. One of the tuna… SEE MORE
Fishing red king crab | Kirkenes, Norway | Morten F | Flickr

Fishermen facing climate change: crab crashes and wind power threats

2/21/2023 - By nationalfisherman.com Five thousand miles apart on their own oceans, New England trawlers and Alaska crabbers say they are up against twin threats from climate change: warming waters changing the marine environment, and hasty, risk-filled decisions in response from U.S. policy makers. [caption id="attachment_44790" align="alignnone" width="591"] Fishing red king crab… SEE MORE