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DURHAM (AP) — Commercial fishermen are being allowed to catch smaller cod, haddock and other groundfish in New Hampshire coastal waters.

The new rules went into effect Monday and will be in place for 180 days. They are designed to complement similar federal rules that also went into effect Monday in federal waters.

The changes follow a decision by federal fisheries officials in May that slashed the commercial quotas on several groundfish species in New England.

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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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