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The Sorting Table 

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Top2013stories2As a new year approaches, here's a look back at the most-read online news stories from the past year. From record catches to changing regulations, these are the stories your colleagues were reading in 2013. 

Top 10 stories of 2013

1. Fisherman pulled underwater by crab pot

2. Fishermen land 912-pound 'fish of a lifetime'

3. Massive marine protected area is a sham

4. 200-year-old fish caught in Alaska

5. Petition calls for drastic striped bass cuts

6. Fla. judge overturns ban on gillnet fishing

7. Shark jumps in boat

8. Crew abandons ship after skipper's alleged assault

9. Photos: Ready for Dungeness season

10. Shutdown may hit Alaska "Deadliest Catch" fishery


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Inside the Industry

NMFS has awarded 16 grants totaling more than $2.5 million as part of its Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program.

The program supports the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch and aims to to find creative approaches and strategies for reducing bycatch, seabird interactions, and post-release mortality in federally managed fisheries.


Abe Williams, who was elected to the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association board last spring, has been selected as the new president as of September.

Williams fishes the F/V Crimson Fury, and is president of Nuna Resources, a nonprofit that supports sustainable resource development in rural Alaska, including fighting for an international solution to issues raised by the proposed Pebble Mine project.

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