National Fisherman

PORTLAND — Acadian redfish is being featured at Maine restaurants and retailers for the next 10 days as part of an initiative to promote underutilized seafood species in the Gulf of Maine.

Sixteen restaurants from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor, a seafood market, Bowdoin College and L.L. Bean's employee dining service are taking part in the promotion, which begins Friday and runs through May 19.

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute's Out of the Blue campaign was launched last year and is continuing this year with five different species that will be featured during selected weeks from now into November.

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Inside the Industry

NMFS has awarded 16 grants totaling more than $2.5 million as part of its Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program.

The program supports the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch and aims to to find creative approaches and strategies for reducing bycatch, seabird interactions, and post-release mortality in federally managed fisheries.


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.

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