National Fisherman


 

NEWPORT – If you are looking for something to celebrate, try this. Friday is National Shrimp Day.

Why should you care?

For one thing, it's the No. 2 fishery in Oregon, second only to our state crustacean, the Dungeness Crab. For another, shrimp is the most popular seafood in the country, a rating it's held, according to NOAA every year since 2003.

Perhaps, even more importantly, the Oregon pink shrimp fishery was the first fishery in Oregon certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council and the first shrimp fishery anywhere dubbed sustainable.

Read the full story at The Oregonian>>

Inside the Industry

Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.

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The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.

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