National Fisherman


Sitting in Shem Creek are eight shrimp boats where there was once anywhere from 40 to 70 boats, depending on the season.
 
This morning that was almost down to a mere seven when one of the last shrimping boats, Mrs. Judy Too, started going under.
 
Captain Tommy Edwards says if he wasn't able to get to his boat when it began sinking and if North Charleston's Fire Department had not arrived with a pump, his livelihood would be dead.
 
As News 2 pulled up to the scene at 10 a.m., divers were just beginning to plug the hole that was the source of the major leak.
 
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Inside the Industry

The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association released their board of directors election results last week.

The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.

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Former Massachusetts state fishery scientist Steven Correia received the New England Fishery Management Council’s Janice Plante Award of Excellence for 2016 at its meeting last week.

Correia was employed by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries for over 30 years.

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