National Fisherman

The Department of Commerce released figures Monday showing that 45 percent of NOAA’s 12,001-person national workforce would continue working even if the federal government partially shuts down today.
The Commerce Department, the overseer of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, could not supply a specific breakdown for how many of the approximately 200 employees at NOAA’s Gloucester-based Northeast Regional Office would be furloughed under a partial shutdown.
A spokeswoman at NOAA’s Gloucester offices in Blackburn Industrial Park referred all inquiries to NOAA headquarters in Washington D.C., which provided the department’s shutdown contingency plan. 
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Inside the Industry

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center has announced that Dr. Jon Hare has been selected to serve as the permanent science and research director effective Oct. 31.

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It’s no secret that fraud is a problem in the seafood industry. Oceana repeatedly touts a mislabeling epidemic. While their method has been criticized, the perception of rampant fraud  has been established.

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