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

National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14

In this episode, Bruce Buls, WorkBoat's technical editor, interviews Long Island lobsterman John Aldridge, who survived for 12 hours after falling overboard in the dead of night. Aldridge was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Pacific Marine Expo, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.

Inside the Industry

NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.

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Fishermen in Western Australia captured astonishing footage this week as a five-meter-long great white shark tried to steal their catch, ramming into the side of their boat.
 
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