National Fisherman

GLOUCESTER, Mass. -- On Saturday, February 22, the Northeast Seafood Coalition will host a fundraiser, including a raffle and auction, with the proceeds going to benefit the work of the NSC in advocating on behalf of the region's struggling groundfishermen. The event will take place from 6-11 p.m. at The Gloucester House, located at 63 Rogers Street in Gloucester, Mass.

 Admission to the event includes dinner and live music from the band Just Like Newman. The NSC will also be hosting an auction and a 50/50 raffle, awarding $18,500 in prize money. The winner of the raffle will take home $10,000, with $5000 awarded to the runner-up. Third prize wins $2,000, with $1,000 and $500 going to fourth and fifth place. Tickets to the event are $100, and will go directly to helping NSC continue to work for our fishermen and fishing communities.

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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