National Fisherman

Juneau, AK -  The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has selected Alexa Tonkovich to take over as the international program director. Ms. Tonkovich will be responsible for managing all of ASMI’s overseas marketing efforts and an approximately $8 million budget. Ms. Tonkovich has worked as ASMI’s Asia and emerging markets manager for nearly four years.

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The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is pleased to announce more companies have met the requirements of the FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Chain of Custody Certification.

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AUKE BAY, Alaska The Alaska Marine Stewardship Foundation announced that it has received $210,000 to restore critical habitat from the NOAA's Restoration Center and Marine Debris Program. 

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Alexandria, VA – Margaret Hunter, scientist with the Maine Department of Marine Resources, was presented the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Annual Award of Excellence in Alexandria, Va., for her outstanding contributions to the fisheries science and management programs of the ASMFC and the state of Maine. 

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WASHINGTON - August 1, 2013 - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren today applauded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) announcement of a new federal grant opportunity through the FY 2013 Saltonstall-Kennedy Program, which can benefit the fishing industry in Massachusetts.

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Salmonstock: Three days of fish, fun and music presented by the Renewable Resources Foundation successfully brought together over 5,000 wild salmon supporters in Ninilchik this weekend.
 

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The Northeast Seafood Coalition (NSC), a non-profit commercial groundfish fishing industry membership organization, announced the redesign and launch of its website at northeastseafoodcoalition.org.

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Mount Dora, FL — Joseph Brancaleone passed on to eternal peace on Sunday, July 14, 2013. He was surrounded by his family.

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The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) announces that Dr. Vladimir Radchenko is taking over the position of executive director.  Dr. Radchenko is an internationally-known scientific expert on Pacific salmon and comes to the Commission from his previous position as deputy director general of the prestigious Pacific Research Fisheries Center (TINRO-Center) in Vladivostok, Russia.

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

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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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