National Fisherman

AUG 10-11
Sitka Seafood Festival
Sitka, Alaska
or call Alicia @ (928) 607-4845

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

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

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;

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

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

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

Inside the Industry

NMFS has awarded 16 grants totaling more than $2.5 million as part of its Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program.

The program supports the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch and aims to to find creative approaches and strategies for reducing bycatch, seabird interactions, and post-release mortality in federally managed fisheries.


Abe Williams, who was elected to the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association board last spring, has been selected as the new president as of September.

Williams fishes the F/V Crimson Fury, and is president of Nuna Resources, a nonprofit that supports sustainable resource development in rural Alaska, including fighting for an international solution to issues raised by the proposed Pebble Mine project.

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