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Put your skills to the test at Pacific Marine Expo on November 22! Cash prizes will be awarded to winners of a series of fishing skill tests. Finalists advance to the competitive survival suit round to vie for the title of Fisherman of the Year and the grand prize of a personalized jacket.

Below are some videos from last year's contest.

The fastest one to put on a survival suit wins the coveted title at the 2012 Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle. Competing are, from left (farthest from camera), Joao Do Mar, Eike Ten Kley and Reid Ten Kley.

 

It's fishing wife against husband as Eike and Reid Ten Kley compete against each other in a blindfold rope-tying heat at the 2012 Fisherman of the Year contest. 

Do you think your knot tying, net mending and splicing skills could win you the Fisherman of the Year title? Register now for the Pacific Marine Expo.

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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