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

Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.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