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.
Read the full story at WCBD-TV>>

Inside the Industry

NMFS has awarded 16 grants totaling more than $2.5 million as part of its Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program.

The program supports the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch and aims to to find creative approaches and strategies for reducing bycatch, seabird interactions, and post-release mortality in federally managed fisheries.


Abe Williams, who was elected to the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association board last spring, has been selected as the new president as of September.

Williams fishes the F/V Crimson Fury, and is president of Nuna Resources, a nonprofit that supports sustainable resource development in rural Alaska, including fighting for an international solution to issues raised by the proposed Pebble Mine project.

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