National Fisherman

A proposed U.S. Senate bill to reauthorize a key federal fisheries law will include language to revise regulations that penalize New York fluke fishing interests, Sen. Charles Schumer said Wednesday.
Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he has negotiated to have major elements of his Fluke Fairness Act incorporated into a bill to reauthorize a law that governs fishery management.
"This is the biggest advance we've made for the fluke fishermen yet," Schumer said. "We are now on a track to really permanently fix our fluke problem."
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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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