National Fisherman


Destin is known for its local seafood; especially their red snapper.
 
"The public is used to having the snapper, and we have a tremendous demand and we don't want to lose that,” said David Krebs, Owner of Ariel Seafoods in Destin.
 
This week, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is discussing possible changes to the amount of red snapper caught.
 
Currently commercial fisherman can take 51% of the quota, and recreational fisherman get 49%.
 
The proposal under consideration would tip the balance in favor of the recreational fishermen.
 
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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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