National Fisherman

With the fall shrimping season winding down, shrimpers have seen two things, a small crop, that's mostly smaller in size.
According to authorities with the Port of Delcambre that has hurt many shrimpers. They say fisherman often have a hard time making a living on small shrimp seasons. That mixed with a shrimp shortage globally, has prompted Delcambre Direct Seafood to help fill in the gap by selling their local shrimp in larger markets like Rouses.
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Inside the Industry

The anti-mining group Salmon Beyond Borders expressed disappointment and dismay last week at Alaska Governor Bill Walker’s announcement that he has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

This came just days after his administration asked members of his newly-formed Transboundary Rivers Citizens Advisory Work Group to provide comment on a Draft Statement of Cooperation associated with Transboundary mining.


NMFS recently released a draft action plan for fish discard and release mortality science, creating a list of actions that they hope can better inform fisheries.

We know that fishermen have to deal with bycatch by discarding or releasing unwanted catch overboard, but there is a data gap regarding how those fish survive.

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