National Fisherman


ASTORIA, Ore. - The Coast Guard came to the assistance of two fishing vessels, helping to save a total catch of 35 tons of shrimp from spoiling Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received distress calls from the crews of the fishing vessels Granada and Cap Elza near Tillamook Bay, Ore., and Depoe Bay, Ore., respectively. Both crews reported their vessels had become disabled with a large catch of shrimp aboard.

Motor lifeboat crews from Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay and Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay were dispatched to assist the vessels and tow them safely to shore.

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Inside the Industry

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced last week the sixth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to foster innovations that support sustainable fisheries in the United States. 

The goal of the Fisheries Innovation Fund is to sustain fishermen and fishing communities while simultaneously rebuilding fish stocks.

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Alaskan Leader Fisheries will give Inmarsat’s new high-speed broadband maritime communications service, Fleet Xpress, a try on the 150-foot longline cod catcher/processor Alaskan Leader.

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