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

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.


Abe Williams, who was elected to the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association board last spring, has been selected as the new president as of September.

Williams fishes the F/V Crimson Fury, and is president of Nuna Resources, a nonprofit that supports sustainable resource development in rural Alaska, including fighting for an international solution to issues raised by the proposed Pebble Mine project.

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