National Fisherman

The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative has added five new members to its distinguished Leadership Council.

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the appointment of John M.R. Bull as commissioner of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.  John Bull has been with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission since June 2007 and has been serving as acting commissioner since January 2014.

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PORTSMOUTH, NH - The New Hampshire Fish and Lobster Festival, known locally as Fishtival, invites the community to Portsmouth's Prescott Park each September to honor, celebrate and rediscover the proud tradition of small-scale, local commercial groundfishing in New Hampshire and its valuable contribution to our local food system, local economy and local culture. Now, the mission continues with the announcement of small grants available from the proceeds of the 2013 event.

 

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In this year's Alaska Symphony of Seafood new-product contest, a distinguished panel of judges, composed of industry chefs and experts, bestowed the grand prize on Tilgner's Specialized Smoked Seafood Products for their Ruby Red Ole World Scottish Style Cold Smoked Sockeye Salmon.

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STONINGTON, Conn.  — The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of Coast Guard members and their families, announced today it has established the Douglas Munro Scholarship Fund. Named for the only Coast Guard member to be awarded the Medal of Honor, the new scholarship will help children of Coast Guard members achieve their goals of a college education.

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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.

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JUNEAU, Alaska  The Fishing Families Photo Contest from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has closed to entries. Now is the time for fans to visit Alaska Seafood on Facebook and vote on their favorite photos. The photo with the most votes will be declared the Fan Favorite and will win the grand prize of two airline tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies. 

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The Federal Funding Opportunity for the "NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program 2014" has been published on grants.gov. NOAA Sea Grant expects to have up to $3 million available for a national competition to fund new fiscal year 2014 marine aquaculture research projects.

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DURHAM, N.H. -- The state of New Hampshire has been notified by the National Marine Fisheries Service of four vacancies for the New England Fishery Management Council's at-large seats, one of which is currently held by Peter Kendall of New Hampshire. 

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass.-- National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced recently that the Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. CEDC is recommended for a $45,000 grant to produce the 2014 Working Waterfront Festival.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 9/23/14

In this episode:

'Injection' plan to save fall run salmon
Proposed fishing rule to protect seabirds
Council, White House talk monument expansion
Louisiana shrimpers hurt by price drop
Maine and New Hampshire fish numbers down

 

Inside the Industry

The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative is introducing its Chef Ambassador Program. Created to inspire and educate chefs and home cooks across the country about the unique qualities of lobster from Maine, the program showcases how it can be incorporated into a range of inspired culinary dishes.

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More than a dozen higher education institutions and federal and local fishery management agencies and organizations in American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Hawaii have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at building the capacity of the U.S. Pacific Island territories to manage their fisheries and fishery-related resources.

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