National Fisherman

For Rich DeSantis and Jennifer Perry, Keith Colburn's visit to the Towne Drive Kroger in Elizabethtown reminded them of sea salt-soaked docks back home in Connecticut.

They would angle for a spot to watch the boats come to shore and load up on lobster for "dirt cheap."

"We miss the fresh seafood," Perry said Wednesday.

Colburn, a star of The Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch," greeted the couple like old friends, doling out handshakes and hugs and placing his personal panache on signatures.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 1/27/15

In this episode:

Assessment: Atlantic menhaden is not overfished
Bering Sea pollock fishery casts off
Dock to Dish opens Florida’s first CSF
Second wave of disaster funds for Alaska
Fisherman lands N.C.’s largest bluefin ever

Inside the Industry

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is still seeking public review and comment on the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management Conformance Criteria (Version 1.2, September 2011). The public review and comment period, which opened on Dec. 3, 2014, runs through Monday, Feb. 3.

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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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