National Fisherman


Four years ago this month, BP's (NYSE: BP [FREE Stock Trend Analysis]) Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded. The accident killed 11 people, injured 17 more and sent oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.
 
 
For three months, engineers struggled to stop the leak. When they finally succeeded, millions of barrels of oil had poured into the Gulf.
 
Today basic questions about the spill -- how big it was, the damage it caused and who has to pay whom -- still remain.
 
Read the full story at Benzinga>>
 
 

Inside the Industry

Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.

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The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.

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