National Fisherman

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island lawmakers will learn the proper way to prepare Rhode Island-style calamari before reviewing legislation that would make it the state's official appetizer.

A House committee is set to host a cooking demonstration and hearing on the proposal Wednesday at the Statehouse.

The bill to recognize calamari as the state's official appetizer comes from Rep. Joseph McNamara, who notes that the state has the largest squid fishing fleet in the northeast.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 3/10/15

In this episode, Online Editor Leslie Taylor talks with Mike McLouglin, vice president of Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear.

National Fisherman Live: 2/24/15

In this episode:

March date set for disaster aid dispersal
Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received

Inside the Industry

The National Marine Educators Association has partnered with NOAA this year to offer all conference attendees an educational session on how free NOAA data can add functionality to navigation systems and maritime apps.

Session topics include nautical charts, tides and currents, seafloor data, buoy networking and weather, among others.

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NMFS announced two changes in regulations that apply to federal fishing permit holders starting Aug. 26.

First, they have eliminated the requirement for vessel owners to submit “did not fish” reports for the months or weeks when their vessel was not fishing.

Some of the restrictions for upgrading vessels listed on federal fishing permits have also been removed.

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