National Fisherman


GREENBANK, Wash. — A 97-foot commercial fishing boat ran aground Tuesday morning near Bush Point on the west side of Whidbey Island.

The fishing boat Neahkannie was reported aground at 4 a.m., officials with the U.S. Coast Guard said. No one was reported injured. A coast guard crew from Port Angeles was dispatched to the scene, and no pollution was discovered. A Coast Guard patrol boat is on the scene and the Washington Department of Ecology is responding.

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Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.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