Commercial Fishing


news, events, and other information for the commercial fishing, aquaculture, and seafood industries

Fraser River Sockeye Salmon Fishery Disaster Declared

Published: February 8, 2014 By
In January, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker determined a commercial fishery failure for the Fraser River sockeye salmon fishery in Washington State.

2014 North Carolina Marine Debris Removal Program

Published: September 21, 2013 By
In January 2014, the North Carolina Coastal Federation and the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries will begin a pilot project to remove abandoned fishing gear from northeastern North Carolina waters.

NOAA Report: Fisheries Economics of the United States 2011

Published: March 11, 2013 By
According to a new economic report released by NOAA’s Fisheries Service, the U.S. seafood industry generated $129 billion in sales impacts, $37 billion in income impacts and supported 1.2 million jobs in 2011.

Chinook Salmon Symposium in Anchorage Alaska

Published: October 17, 2012 By
Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) will convene a two-day scientific symposium in Anchorage October 22 – 23.

Fishing for Energy Fund RFP

Published: April 24, 2012 By
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, in partnership with Covanta Energy Corporation and the NOAA Marine Debris Program, recently announced the availability of grant funding to provide capacity and incentives to address old, abandoned or derelict fishing gear.

NOAA Sea Grant Seafood Marketing Studies

Published: April 6, 2012 By
Two new NOAA Sea Grant studies will look at how new business models, based on the success of community supported agriculture, could benefit fishing communities in Washington, Oregon, and California.

Alaska Commercial Fishing Groups Donate to King Crab Research

Published: August 10, 2011 By
Alaska commercial fishing groups have donated $25,000 to support research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences to grow king crab in hatcheries.

San Diego County Offers Emission Reduction Program to Fishermen

Published: June 15, 2011 By
The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (District) is pleased to announce the availability of funds from the State Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (GMERP).

Louisiana Commercial Fisherman Grant Program

Published: April 6, 2011 By
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), in coordination with the Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit (OCD), and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF), has issued award letters to nearly 1,000 fishermen who were deemed eligible for the Commercial Fisherman Grant Program.

Maryland Commercial Fishermen to Perform Oyster Restoration Work

Published: April 6, 2011 By
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) and commercial fishermen are partnering on oyster bar rehabilitation projects in the Chesapeake Bay. The program is a part a Maryland plan to help mitigate the economic impact of blue crab harvest restrictions, while also helping to restore the Chesapeake Bay.