National Fisherman


It's been a tough year for the seafood industry. Shellfish in particular have been hard to find and prices are going up.
 
“We can’t adjust our prices as quickly as the cost of shrimp has gone up,” said David Dekle, co-owner of the Oyster House.
 
Wednesday people in the seafood industry met to discuss some of the challenges they are facing and possible solutions to those challenges at the second annual Alabama Seafood Summit.
 
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Inside the Industry

The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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The Marine Stewardship Council has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director. Critchlow will be based in the MSC US headquarters in Seattle. He is a former vice president of Lusamerica Foods and has over 35 years in the seafood industry.

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