National Fisherman

BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) - Two shrimp trawlers stuck in Jarvis Creek are causing some trouble for businesses in the area. Both boats ran aground Thursday, and one of them is leaking diesel fuel.

Many who live and work in the area, say that's not a usual sight.

"Not in a creek like this. I have not seen anything that's been this bad in the local area," said Capt. Chris Morris. "It's pretty bad, it's as bad as it gets," said Capt. Chris Morris.

Both boats have been stuck in Jarvis Creek for five days, and the diesel fuel from the Lady Essie has been leaking the whole time.

"It's really affecting all of the wildlife - the sea life the crabs and birds and oysters, and the plant life as well. The plants are a little yellow now," Morris said.

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Inside the Industry

Pink shrimp is the first fishery managed by Washington to receive certification from the global Marine Stewardship Council fisheries standard for sustainable, wild-caught seafood.

The state’s fishery was independently assessed as a scope extension of the MSC certified Oregon pink shrimp fishery, which achieved certification to the MSC standard in December 2007 and attained recertification in February 2013.


NMFS has awarded 16 grants totaling more than $2.5 million as part of its Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program.

The program supports the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch and aims to to find creative approaches and strategies for reducing bycatch, seabird interactions, and post-release mortality in federally managed fisheries.

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