National Fisherman

The New England Fishery Management Council is seeking qualified candidates to serve on its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by other individuals or organizations.

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Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has appointed Lotus UK to be its marketing and trade representation in Northern Europe.

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NOAA Fisheries is uniting their Northwest and Southwest Regions to create a single organizational structure: the West Coast Region.

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MILFORD, N.H. – Airmar Technology Corporation, a designer, engineer and manufacturer of ultrasonic transducers and sensor technology, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Marport Deep Sea Technologies’ Commercial Fishing division, a developer of advanced sonar technology.

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Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm Elliott Bay Design Group has opened its Southeast Alaska office in Ketchikan.

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Alaska Longline and Alaska Ship & Drydock will christen the Arctic Prowler on Oct. 5, 2013. The ceremony for the new 136 ft. freezer longliner will be held at the Ketchikan Shipyard in Ketchikan, Alaska.

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The following statement was released by the Marine Stewardship Council regarding the World Wildlife Fund Canada's 'We don't farm like this' animation. 

The MSC understands the concerns about the animation recently released by WWF Canada and appreciates their swift action at the request of MSC to remove it from their media channels. The MSC did not participate in the creation of the animation, nor does it endorse it.

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New BedfordMass. -- This year’s Working Waterfront Festival (Sept. 28-29) will include opportunities for the public to tour a variety of workboats, including the Roann, a fully restored wooden Eastern rig vessel.

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The Alaska salmon fishery has completed the second annual audit of the FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification. The objective of the audit is to monitor any changes since the previous assessment. 

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IRVINE, Calif. - Cummins Cal Pacific LLC and Cummins West Inc. will merge into a single entity, Cummins Pacific LLC, effective Sept. 28, 2013. 

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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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