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's highly adaptable and is moving in on other habitats.

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Inside the Industry

NMFS has awarded 16 grants totaling more than $2.5 million as part of its Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program.

The program supports the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch and aims to to find creative approaches and strategies for reducing bycatch, seabird interactions, and post-release mortality in federally managed fisheries.


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.

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