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2010 - Top row, from left:
The Wallace family: Clint, Eric, Granville Jr., Dudley and Granville Sr. on the Captain Zack, Phippsburg, Maine.

Bill Doherty and Mike Kohler on the Ishmael, Hingham, Mass.

Gavin Maxwell, Brad Erickson and Jason Gradt on the Tokeland, Willapa Bay, Wash.

Middle row:
Lee Kopenhefer on the Olinka, San Francisco

Sara Arnette and J. Baumann on the Blackjack, Port Canaveral, Fla.

Bottom row:
Andy Herbert and Michael Aiello on the Lauri Lyn, Naknek, Alaska

Danny Foreman on the Gulfstream 1, Carolina Beach, N.C.

Randy Freese, Kody Kellison, Eric Bohannon and Ken Noble on the Alsea, Seattle

Inside the Industry

The following was released by the Maine Department of Marine Resources on Jan. 22:

The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced an emergency regulation that will support the continued rebuilding effort in Maine’s scallop fishery. The rule, effective January 23, 2016, will close the Muscle Ridge Area near South Thomaston and the Western Penobscot Bay Area.

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Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which governs commercial and recreational fishing in the state, got a new boss in January. Charlie Melancon, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislator, was appointed to the job by the state’s new governor, John Bel Edwards.

Although much of his non-political work in the past has centered on the state’s sugar cane industry, Melancon said he is confident that other experience, including working closely with fishermen when in Congress, has prepared him well for this new challenge.

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