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BROOKINGS, Ore. (AP) — The Coast Guard says crews have been rescued from two commercial fishing vessels that crashed into Oregon coastal jetties, one at Brookings, the other at Newport.
 
A Coast Guard boat rescued four people from the vessel Jo Marie on Monday night after it hit the Chetco River south jetty. They were given emergency treatment.
 
The Coast Guard said Tuesday the boat was still on the jetty, but no fuel pollution was reported. The Curry Coastal Pilot reported that only the upper part of the 62-foot vessel could be seen above the water at daybreak Tuesday.
 
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Inside the Industry

The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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The Marine Stewardship Council has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director. Critchlow will be based in the MSC US headquarters in Seattle. He is a former vice president of Lusamerica Foods and has over 35 years in the seafood industry.

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