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2008Top row, from left:

Nellie and Jem Pedicord on the F/V Littleton, Cordova, Alaska

“Cousin Matt” Damigella on the F/V Mary Baker, Asia Rip, Mass.

Bobby Maki on the F/V Terri Sue, Shinnecock, N.Y.

Middle row:
Capt. Jonathan Bunce, F/V Bridget Leigh Rye, N.H.

Evan, Adam and Hanna Peterman on the F/V Iver P. Nore, Noyes Island, Alaska

Bottom row:

Sophie O’Connell on the F/V Kathy Ann, Bristol Bay, Alaska

Keith Edens, Ray Edens, Jake Reddernick, Mark Edens on the F/V Lady Kay, Valdez Arm, Alaska

Edward Beam and son Bradey on the F/V Cohorona, Sitka, Alaska

Inside the Industry

The Downeast Salmon Federation has received a major grant from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities to ensure and improve the water quality of eastern Maine’s most important rivers, according to the Ellsworth American.

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Louisiana crab fishermen and their catch are feeling the pressure of a downturn in the state economy, and a resulting upturn of people entering the fishery.

“It’s a crazy business right now,” said Pete Gerica, the New Orleans fisherman who now serves as president or the Louisiana Crab Task Force, a legislatively-created board of industry voices that makes recommendations to state government.

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