National Fisherman


A Sunday morning Catholic Mass rich in Italian-American heritage once again transformed into a community-wide celebration on the outdoor altar and stage that served for the last five days as a focal point of Gloucester's 86th St. Peter's Fiesta.

Holy Family Parish and St. Ann's Church pastor John Kiley's sermon focused on the issues of people falling away from the church — and the important role of fishing in Catholicism, and the city of Gloucester's heritage.

"I bet the Gloucester fishermen could out-fish St. Peter any day," Kylie said.

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Inside the Industry

The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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The Marine Stewardship Council has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director. Critchlow will be based in the MSC US headquarters in Seattle. He is a former vice president of Lusamerica Foods and has over 35 years in the seafood industry.

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