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GALVESTON BAY, Texas — Attorneys representing a shrimp boat captain are bringing attention to an entire catch of shrimp coated in oil.
 
Pictures released to KHOU show oil saturated on several shrimp.
 
According to the captain’s attorneys, the shrimp were caught a few miles out of Galveston near the place where 168,000 gallons of thick oil spilled into the ocean.
 
“Shrimp on the gulf coast are the best, but you’re going to be wondering where it came from,” said Bob Pedley.
 
Several seafood businesses say shrimp sales have already taken an immediate hit because of public perception.
 
“The sale is down, and the reason why, people are afraid of eating shrimp because of the oil spill,” said Linda Speth, owner of Emery’s Seafood near Kemah Boardwalk.
 
Linda Speth says the smaller, bay shrimp are affected by the spill that happened two weeks ago. However, she says her larger, best selling shrimp comes from further out in the gulf.
 
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National Fisherman Live

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Inside the Industry

The National Marine Educators Association has partnered with NOAA this year to offer all NMEA 2015 conference attendees an educational session on how free NOAA data can add functionality to navigation systems and maritime apps.

Session topics include nautical charts, tides and currents, seafloor data, buoy networking and weather, among others.

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NMFS announced two changes in regulations that apply to federal fishing permit holders starting Aug. 26.

First, they have eliminated the requirement for vessel owners to submit “did not fish” reports for the months or weeks when their vessel was not fishing.

Some of the restrictions for upgrading vessels listed on federal fishing permits have also been removed.

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