National Fisherman


AUG 10-11
Sitka Seafood Festival
Sitka, Alaska
Contact: sitkaseafoodfestival@gmail.com
or call Alicia @ (928) 607-4845
www.sitkaseafoodfestival.org

AUG 11
Great American Seafood Cook-off
Morial Convention Center, Hall J
New Orleans
FMI: Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board
(504) 286-8736
www.greatamericanseafoodcookoff.com 

AUG 15-16
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
Customer Advisory Panel & Board of Directors
Kodiak Harbor Convention Center
Kodiak, Alaska
FMI: contact Mary Rehfeld at
mrehfeld@alaskaseafood.org
www.alaskaseafood.org

AUG 20-24
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Meeting
Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA
(813) 348-1630 or (888) 833-1844;
info@gulfcouncil.org
www.gulfcouncil.org

SEPT 10-14
South Atlantic Fishery Council Meeting
The Charleston Marriott Hotel
170 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston SC
1-800-968-3569 or 843-723-3000
Fax: 843-723-0276
www.safmc.net

SEPT 13-18
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
www.pcouncil.org

SEPT 29-30
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
info@workingwaterfrontfestival.org
www.workingwaterfrontfestival.org

Inside the Industry

(Bloomberg) — After fighting for more than two years to avoid paying almost $1 billion in oil spill damages to Gulf Coast shrimpers, oystermen and seafood processors it claimed didn’t exist, BP Plc has thrown in the towel.

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(Bloomberg) — Millions of dead fish stretched out over 200 kilometers of central Vietnamese beaches are posing the biggest test so far for the new government.

The Communist administration led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has been criticized on social media for a lack of transparency and slow response, with thousands protesting Sunday in major cities and provincial areas.

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