National Fisherman


National Fisherman - November 2010

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Is it medevac time?

From U.S. Coast Guard reports

Many trips go by without serious incident. However, when an event calls for professional medical attention, it may be in the skipper's hands to request a medical evacuation.

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Gulf/South Atlantic Oysters

Resource expected to 'bounce back,' but the question is, will the industry?

Following the worst oil spill in U.S. history, roughly half of Louisiana's oyster grounds were not under oil-related closure in mid-August, while the other major Gulf of Mexico oyster-producing regions were anticipating more or less normal seasons.

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Mr. Smith's mission

We have an enduring and loyal readership, so this may not be news to some of you, but I feel it's appropriate to put it out there in National Fisherman's 50th anniversary issue.

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Northeast

Builder's 45-footer is popular; boat races raise money for MS

One sure measure of success among fishermen is when they buy a lot of something you are building. By that standard, Provincial Boat and Marine in Kensington, Prince Edward Island, has a winner with its 44' 11" x 14' 6" hull, which is referred to as a 45-footer.

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Inside the Industry

The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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The Marine Stewardship Council has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director. Critchlow will be based in the MSC US headquarters in Seattle. He is a former vice president of Lusamerica Foods and has over 35 years in the seafood industry.

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