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.

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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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JUNEAU, Alaska -- Calling all Alaskan fishing families, fans and photographers! The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is again seeking your help to promote our seafood species around the world! ASMI is currently looking for your photographs showcasing the best of what Alaska has to offer: our people, our beautiful scenery, and our seafood! 

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The California-based Maybach Foundation has awarded its Culinary Arts Project Sustainable Food Leadership grant to Amanda LaBelle of Rockland, Maine. LaBelle will be the project's protege, while local food advocate Monique Coombs has agreed to be the mentor.

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The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is delighted to announce Sara Squarstoff as the winner of the “Show Us Your Alaska Seafood” Instagram Contest.

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Every year, the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) funds or co-funds a variety of projects that benefit the Bristol Bay salmon fishery and advance one or more of our strategic objectives.
 

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In recognition of the 20th anniversary of Canada’s Operation Driftnet, an official reception was hosted by the government of Canada at the Aviation and Space Museum in Ottowa.

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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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