National Fisherman


It's not native to Connecticut, but it's certainly settled in nicely along the shoreline.

In fact, the Asian Shore Crab is on the move and spreading up and down the east coast.

The invasive species arrived in New Jersey in a ship's ballast water in the 80's, and by '94 it was in the Long Island Sound.

The crab, nicknamed "The Bully Of The Beach," is pushing out other species of crab.

Scientists at Clinton's Cedar Island Marina Research Lab are hoping to learn how to contain the Asian Shore Crab...it's highly adaptable and is moving in on other habitats.

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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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