National Fisherman


SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — One of two men aboard a commercial fishing vessel was found dead after the boat capsized Sunday off the coast of Long Island, authorities said.

The body of Stian Stiansen, 85, was recovered on a beach about an hour after the 45-foot trawler called Pauline IV capsized in rough waters just outside the Shinnecock Inlet, Southampton Town Police Detective James Mazzio said.

Stiansen was rushed to a local hospital and pronounced dead 40 minutes after being discovered.

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Inside the Industry

Pat Fiorelli, the long-serving public affairs officer for the New England Fishery Management Council, will step down at the end of July.

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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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