National Fisherman

Texas Gulf Trawling LLC, which operates a fleet of 15 shrimp boats out of the Port of Brownsville shrimp basin, has discovered a new catch: Winter Texans.
 
Last year, the company started offering comprehensive presentations on the Gulf shrimping industry and tours of an actual shrimp trawler, followed by a shrimp cleaning demonstration, peeling contest and shrimp boil.
 
The tour was designed specifically with Winter Texans in mind, though it’s open to everybody. At any rate, it’s proving to be a big hit.
 
On a recent sunny, breezy Wednesday, 40 or so part-time residents of Country Sunshine RV Resort in Weslaco sat in folding chairs inside a metal shed, listening intently as TGT Vice President Greg Londrie held forth on all things shrimp-related — with a strong emphasis on the superiority of wild-caught Gulf shrimp over the imported, farm-raised variety.
 
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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14

In this episode, Bruce Buls, WorkBoat's technical editor, interviews Long Island lobsterman John Aldridge, who survived for 12 hours after falling overboard in the dead of night. Aldridge was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Pacific Marine Expo, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.

Inside the Industry

NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.

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Fishermen in Western Australia captured astonishing footage this week as a five-meter-long great white shark tried to steal their catch, ramming into the side of their boat.
 
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