Late Season Fishing In New England

Haddock are primarily bottom feeders, and are best targeted with clams or clam bellies on a high-low rig. The last two months of the saltwater season have a drastically different feel, depending on whether you are fishing north or south of Cape Cod. However, one thing remains the same—there’s plenty of great fishing left for […]

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Peter Pan Seafood Names New CEO

Kevin Bixler. Photo: Peter Pan Seafood. Seafood industry veteran Kevin Bixler is joining Peter Pan Seafood Co. this month as its first chief executive officer since the new owners acquired the company. He is to play a key role in producing sustainable seafood that benefits people and the oceans, company officials say. Bixler most recently […]

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Survey Shows Rise in Demand for Wild Alaska Pollock Products

Image: Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers. An international marketing firm tracking product demand for the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) has found year-over-year survey results show a leap in Americans’ intent-to-purchase wild Alaska Pollock over the next 30 days. Survey results presented by Ketchum Global this week during the fourth Wild Alaska […]

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Biggest Bluefin Ever Caught in the UK

A Welsh charter captain and two anglers drifting for sharks on Oct. 9 caught and released what is thought to be the largest tuna ever captured in the United Kingdom, a 111-inch bluefin estimated to weigh more than 900 pounds. Anglers Simon Batey and Jason Nott teamed up to bring the massive bluefin to the […]

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Magnuson-Stevens Act Update

A commercial fishing vessel sits at moor in Chatham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Brian Yurasits via Unsplash It’s that time again! Like the 17-year cicadas, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) has emerged for re-authorization. The MSA is the primary law that governs marine fisheries management in U.S. federal waters, and it is supposed […]

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Crab Rebuilding Issues on NPFMC’s Oct. 9-10 Agenda

Image via North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is set to hear reports on shellfish stocks and adopt acceptable biological catch limits and overfishing limits during its Oct. 6-11 meeting in Anchorage. King crab and snow crab are among the major issues up for discussion, with final action still months […]

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Rallying Cry Issued for National Seafood Month

Image via Seafood Nutrition Partnership. The Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP), National Seafood Council Task Force and Seafood4Health Action Coalition have launched a pilot program, Celebrate Seafood, in advance of the upcoming October National Seafood Month. The collaborative effort calls for reinforcing the increasing interest of consumers in eating seafood and its health benefits, based on […]

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Pro Tips for Rigging Diamond Jigs and Teasers

You have to love a rig that works as well in the surf for stripers as it does dropping deep for cod and black sea bass. Jon Whittle Special delivery: Sign up for the free Salt Water Sportsman email newsletter. Subscribe to Salt Water Sportsman magazine for $19 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Diamond jigs […]

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AFSC Speeds Up Data Collection To Tackle Bycatch Issues

Chinook salmon. File photo. Researchers with the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) say they’re speeding up the process of gathering data to share with the fisheries managers and others on the decline of Chinook and chum salmon runs, particularly in western Alaska. The AFSC, which is collaborating with state and federal researchers, as well as […]

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160-pound Halibut Caught off Gloucester, MA

The 161-pound halibut caught with the Gloucester Fleet back in June. Photo: Captain Jason Landon “I never planned on catching that fish in the first place, even in my wildest dreams.” said Capt. Michael Mann of Gloucester Fleet Deep Sea Fishing and Charters. On June 12, 2022, he landed an astonishingly large Atlantic Halibut on […]

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Tax Credit Program Extended for Seafood Processors

Fresh caught halibut drop from the bottom of a transport basket after being hoisted by crane from a fishing boat at a dock in Alaska. Photo licensed from Adobe Stock. Legislation signed into law in early July extends the sunset date for an Alaska tax credit program for seafood processors that bring value-added product to […]

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Desautel Named GAPP Board Chair

Bob Desautel. Image via Global Seas. Bob Desautel, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Global Seas and Nina Fisheries, has been selected to serve as chairman of the board for the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP), replacing outgoing chair Mikel Durham of American Seafoods. GAPP CEO Craig Morris said Desautel has plans […]

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