Jes Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman magazine and NationalFisherman.com.
Written by Adrianne Madden
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Want to show solidarity with your fellow fisherman?
Get a sitter for Monday night and find a local restaurant that serves up Gulf of Mexico seafood — oysters, shrimp, snapper, whatever you can find.
Or heck, stay in and make some of your own.
On Dec. 1, more than 150 chefs from around the country are planning to show support for the region by participating in America's Night Out for Gulf Seafood.
Fishermen are hurting all over the country, but the Gulf Coast has been hammered since Hurricane Katrina came ashore five years ago.
"Our seafood was never tainted," Cliff R. Hall, of New Orleans Fish House, a supplier, told the Associated Press. "Only our image was tainted."
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced last week the sixth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to foster innovations that support sustainable fisheries in the United States.
The goal of the Fisheries Innovation Fund is to sustain fishermen and fishing communities while simultaneously rebuilding fish stocks.Read more...
Alaskan Leader Fisheries will give Inmarsat’s new high-speed broadband maritime communications service, Fleet Xpress, a try on the 150-foot longline cod catcher/processor Alaskan Leader.