National Fisherman


Robert Heyano, president of the board of directors of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, announced on March 14 that the board has accepted the resignation of its executive director, Bob Waldrop, who has served in that capacity since inception of the association. The board wishes Bob well in his next endeavors. 
 
The board has appointed Mike LaRussa, who presently serves as the treasurer of the association, to serve as interim executive director until a permanent successor can be named.  The board is currently interviewing candidates and is confident that it will name a successor within 60 days.

Inside the Industry

The Obama Administration recently announced that it is looking for candidates to be considered for a sustainable fishing prize.

The White House Champion for Change for Sustainable Seafood designation will honor individuals for “contributing to the ongoing recovery of America’s fishing industry and our fishing communities.”

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The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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