National Fisherman

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A couple of lobstermen from Maine believe they've made a pretty rare catch.
Herbert and Andrew Goulden say they caught what appears to be a calico lobster around noon on Saturday, four miles off shore out of the Kennebunk River.
Calico lobsters are exceedingly rare, the odds of one having the mottled black and orange coloring are 1 in 30-million.
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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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