National Fisherman


St. Petersburg, Florida — The Coast Guard rescued two people on Saturday after the 36-foot commercial fishing vessel they were aboard began taking on water 64 miles west of John's Pass.
 
The Coast Guard says a person aboard the vessel contacted them at 1:38 p.m., reporting they were keeping up with the flooding with a hand-held pump but needed assistance.
 
A helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater arrived on scene, delivered a de-watering pump to the vessel and lowering a rescue swimmer to assist.
 
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Inside the Industry

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced last week the sixth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to foster innovations that support sustainable fisheries in the United States. 

The goal of the Fisheries Innovation Fund is to sustain fishermen and fishing communities while simultaneously rebuilding fish stocks.

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Alaskan Leader Fisheries will give Inmarsat’s new high-speed broadband maritime communications service, Fleet Xpress, a try on the 150-foot longline cod catcher/processor Alaskan Leader.

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