National Fisherman

BODEGA BAY, Calif. —
Three commercial fishermen were rescued on Monday morning when their 34-foot vessel struck a rock and started sinking near Salt Point on the Sonoma Coast.
The U.S. Coast Guard in San Francisco received a report at 6:10 a.m. of a sinking ship in Jenner, Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton said.
The Robert Croll struck a rock and was taking on water with three people aboard, Stanton said.
The fishing crew got in a lifeboat when dewatering equipment on board could not keep up with the flooding in the vessel, Stanton said.
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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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