Written by Jen Finn
An Alaskan nonprofit community development quota corporation has bought a Seattle-based seafood processing and marketing company.
The Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association (APICDA)'s board of directors voted on 17 May to buy Cannon Fish Company. The acquisition is expected to close July 1 of this year.
APICDA owns all or part of nearly two dozen commercial fishing vessels, two processing plants, and several sport fish and hunting lodges in Alaska, and works to support local economies through the seafood industry.
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The following was released by the Maine Department of Marine Resources on Jan. 22:
The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced an emergency regulation that will support the continued rebuilding effort in Maine’s scallop fishery. The rule, effective January 23, 2016, will close the Muscle Ridge Area near South Thomaston and the Western Penobscot Bay Area.Read more...
Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which governs commercial and recreational fishing in the state, got a new boss in January. Charlie Melancon, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislator, was appointed to the job by the state’s new governor, John Bel Edwards.
Although much of his non-political work in the past has centered on the state’s sugar cane industry, Melancon said he is confident that other experience, including working closely with fishermen when in Congress, has prepared him well for this new challenge.Read more...