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Top10 novEach day, our editors scour news outlets from across the nation and the globe to find and share with you the most interesting and most relevant stories about commercial fishing. We update our site each morning with the latest news on regulations, sustainability and market trends -- everything you need to make informed decisions about your business.

But we know it's not always possible for those who work at sea to check in with us daily.  So here's a handy list of the 10 most-read online news stories from the past 30 days. 

Top 10 stories in November

1. Photos: Ready for Dungeness season

2. Coast Guard rescues boat disabled for 35 hours

3. Watermen: Striped bass are eating the crab

4. Lobstermen pull up rare calico lobster

5. Fla. judge overturns ban on gillnet fishing

6. Fishermen save orca stranded on rocks

7. First hatchery-reared king crab released

8. Crab vs. clam: A battle to the death

9. Dungie season opens amid new regulations

10. Could dogfish save New England fishing?

  

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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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