Written by Jen Finn
In it together
The year was off to a booming start with the United We Fish rally in February. Unite we did, and it was a good thing, because 2010 was a year of seismic activity for fishermen.
The industry faced a federal enforcement scandal, shift to catch shares, struggles over quota and fishing grounds, water resource battles, and wildlife protections.
But none of it could compare to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Our Southern brothers have shown us how to face adversity by pulling up their hip-boot straps, pitching in and not giving up.
— Jessica Hathaway
The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association released their board of directors election results last week.
The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.Read more...
Former Massachusetts state fishery scientist Steven Correia received the New England Fishery Management Council’s Janice Plante Award of Excellence for 2016 at its meeting last week.
Correia was employed by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries for over 30 years.Read more...