National Fisherman


BOSTON — Fishery regulators are looking to increase the allocation for another groundfish stock as they try to lessen the effects of huge, coming cuts in catch limits.

The New England Fishery Management Council said Wednesday that new information indicates they can recommend a 13 percent increase in the white hake quota.

That's roughly an extra million pounds. It's unknown how much revenue that could mean. In 2011, the most recent year prices were available, white hake averaged $1.26 a pound.

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Inside the Industry

The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association released their board of directors election results last week.

The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.

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Former Massachusetts state fishery scientist Steven Correia received the New England Fishery Management Council’s Janice Plante Award of Excellence for 2016 at its meeting last week.

Correia was employed by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries for over 30 years.

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