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

Abe Williams, who was elected to the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association board last spring, has been selected as the new president as of September.

Williams fishes the F/V Crimson Fury, and is president of Nuna Resources, a nonprofit that supports sustainable resource development in rural Alaska, including fighting for an international solution to issues raised by the proposed Pebble Mine project.


The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is teaming up with leading shark-tracking nonprofit Ocearch to build the most extensive shark-tagging program in the Gulf of Mexico region.

In October, Ocearch is bringing its unique research vessel, the M/V Ocearch, to the gulf for a multi-species study to generate previously unattainable data on critical shark species, including hammerhead, tiger and mako sharks.

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