National Fisherman


COLUMBIA — The shrimp season is expanding in South Carolina.
 
The Department of Natural Resources says commercial shrimpers are being allowed to catch shrimp in state waters beginning Tuesday morning.
 
Shrimpers had been allowed to begin catching shrimp in federal waters more than three miles offshore on May 1.
 
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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Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.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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