National Fisherman

PORT ROYAL, SC (WTOC) - Just down 11th Street in Port Royal, folks will find the only publicly owned shrimp docks in South Carolina. But in the last few years, council members have had a difficult time keeping them afloat.
 
The town of Port Royal is hoping their new dock manager, Joey Morris, will be able to keep money and shrimp flowing up and down the area. Morris is a 30 year veteran of the shrimping business.

"It pays good money," he said.
 
But it's tough work.

"You got to know the water. You got to know where you going. You got to know shrimp, the winds, tides, and everything affects it," said Morris.

Read the full story at GA Daily News>>

National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 3/10/15

In this episode, Online Editor Leslie Taylor talks with Mike McLouglin, vice president of Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear.

National Fisherman Live: 2/24/15

In this episode:

March date set for disaster aid dispersal
Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received

Inside the Industry

The National Marine Educators Association has partnered with NOAA this year to offer all conference attendees an educational session on how free NOAA data can add functionality to navigation systems and maritime apps.

Session topics include nautical charts, tides and currents, seafloor data, buoy networking and weather, among others.

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NMFS announced two changes in regulations that apply to federal fishing permit holders starting Aug. 26.

First, they have eliminated the requirement for vessel owners to submit “did not fish” reports for the months or weeks when their vessel was not fishing.

Some of the restrictions for upgrading vessels listed on federal fishing permits have also been removed.

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