National Fisherman


Most people enjoy Louisiana oysters, but bringing them to the table is not as easy as throwing a net out to sea.

Zhi-Qiang Deng, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, conducts research to assist prevention of norovirus outbreaks among oyster harvesting locations.

"Most people think they're unpredictable," Deng said, but he said his research shows otherwise.

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Inside the Industry

NOAA recently published a proposed rule that would implement a traceability plan to help combat IUU fishing. The program would seek to trace the origins of imported seafood by setting up reporting and filing procedures for products entering the U.S.

The traceability program would collect data on harvest, landing, and chain of custody of fish and fish products that have been identified as particularly vulnerable to IUU fishing and fraud.

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The following was released by the Maine Department of Marine Resources on Jan. 22:

The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced an emergency regulation that will support the continued rebuilding effort in Maine’s scallop fishery. The rule, effective January 23, 2016, will close the Muscle Ridge Area near South Thomaston and the Western Penobscot Bay Area.

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