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

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.

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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.

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