Written by Michelle Gayton
Great American Seafood Cook-off
Morial Convention Center, Hall J
FMI: Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
Customer Advisory Panel & Board of Directors
Kodiak Harbor Convention Center
FMI: contact Mary Rehfeld at
South Atlantic Fishery Council Meeting
The Charleston Marriott Hotel
170 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston SC
1-800-968-3569 or 843-723-3000
Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting
The Riverside Hotel – Boise
2900 Chinden Blvd
Boise, ID 83714
Phone: (208) 343-1871
Contact Council office:
(503) 820-2280 or (866) 806-7204
Working Waterfront Festival
A free celebration of New England's fishing industry:
Music, seafood, children’s activities, cooking demos, harbor tours,
fishermen’s contests, authors, films, bookstore, artisans & more.
Fisherman's Pier & Merrill's Wharf
New Bedford, MA
Contact: (508) 993-8894
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.Read more...
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.Read more...