National Fisherman


SEATTLE — A commercial geoduck diver from Bremerton was in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon after a diving accident in the water off Green Point that morning.
 
Sam Silverstein, 23, was taken by boat from the dive location to Ediz Hook in Port Angeles and then transported by ambulance to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles before being airlifted to the Seattle hospital, said Detective Sgt. Lyman Moores with the Clallam County Sheriff's Office.
 
Silverstein was in the intensive care unit at Harborview, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said Tuesday.
 
“[There's] nothing suspicious at all,” Moores said.
 
“It was just a tragic accident.”
 
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Inside the Industry

The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association released their board of directors election results last week.

The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.

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Former Massachusetts state fishery scientist Steven Correia received the New England Fishery Management Council’s Janice Plante Award of Excellence for 2016 at its meeting last week.

Correia was employed by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries for over 30 years.

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