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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Inside the Industry

Abe Williams, who was elected to the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association board last spring, has been selected as the new president as of September.

Williams fishes the F/V Crimson Fury, and is president of Nuna Resources, a nonprofit that supports sustainable resource development in rural Alaska, including fighting for an international solution to issues raised by the proposed Pebble Mine project.


The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is teaming up with leading shark-tracking nonprofit Ocearch to build the most extensive shark-tagging program in the Gulf of Mexico region.

In October, Ocearch is bringing its unique research vessel, the M/V Ocearch, to the gulf for a multi-species study to generate previously unattainable data on critical shark species, including hammerhead, tiger and mako sharks.

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