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

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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Last week, Alaska senators Lisa Murkowski (R), Dan Sullivan (R) and Rep. Don Young (R) asked Secretary of State John Kerry to negotiate with Canadian leaders to make sure appropriate environmental safeguards are in place for mine development in Southeast Alaska.

The congressional delegation explained the importance of this issue to Alaskans and the need for assurances that the water quality in transboundary waters between Alaska and Canada will be maintained.

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