National Fisherman

The North Carolina Fisheries Association begins its sixth decade as one of the oldest commercial fishing organizations in the country with a reorganization to again become a strong voice in the volatile culture involving the trade.
 
A new leadership team has been named that includes the return of one of the association’s most notable spokesmen — President Jerry Schill.
 
Schill was the association’s president and lobbyist for nearly two decades before he left in 2005 to pursue other interests, including a move to a farm in his native Pennsylvania.
 
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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14

In this episode, Bruce Buls, WorkBoat's technical editor, interviews Long Island lobsterman John Aldridge, who survived for 12 hours after falling overboard in the dead of night. Aldridge was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Pacific Marine Expo, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.

Inside the Industry

NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.

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Fishermen in Western Australia captured astonishing footage this week as a five-meter-long great white shark tried to steal their catch, ramming into the side of their boat.
 
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