National Fisherman

It's been a mix of good news and bad news for Maine's fishing industry this week.
Shrimp fishermen learned their entire season has been canceled because of dwindling shrimp stocks. Meanwhile, scallop fishermen are getting record prices for their catch in this first week of the season.
State regulators say scallop fishermen are bringing in $13 a pound for scallops caught in Cobscook Bay in Down East Maine.
Those high prices are helping to offset reduced catch limits designed to help rebuild the stock.
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Inside the Industry

The Center for Coastal Studies recently announced that Owen Nichols, Director of the Center for Coastal Studies’ Marine Fisheries Research Program, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the John Annala Fishery Leadership Award by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. 

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Cummins  announced the opening of a new Alaska service location on Kodiak Island last week that will serve as a service and support location for commercial marine applications.

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