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 Downeast Salmon Federation has received a major grant from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities to ensure and improve the water quality of eastern Maine’s most important rivers, according to the Ellsworth American.

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Louisiana crab fishermen and their catch are feeling the pressure of a downturn in the state economy, and a resulting upturn of people entering the fishery.

“It’s a crazy business right now,” said Pete Gerica, the New Orleans fisherman who now serves as president or the Louisiana Crab Task Force, a legislatively-created board of industry voices that makes recommendations to state government.

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