National Fisherman


SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider the appeal of a popular oyster farm that federal officials want to shutter and return to wilderness along the coast of Northern California.
 
The justices without comment left in place lower court rulings against Drakes Bay Oyster Co.
 
The owners said later at a news conference in San Francisco that they would keep fighting to stay in business.
 
“It’s not over until the last oyster is shucked,” Kevin Lunny said.
 
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The New England Fishery Management Council recently elected Dr. John F. Quinn of Massachusetts and E. F. “Terry” Stockwell III of Maine to serve respectively as chairman and vice chairman in the year ahead. The two have led the Council since 2014 but reversed roles this year. 

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Vigor will debut an affordable 142-foot freezer longliner designed specifically for North Pacific fishing at the 2016 Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle.

 

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