Written by Linc Bedrosian
They might be turning Japanese. They really think so.
Two Gloucester fishermen could be on their way to Japan later this year or early in 2015 as part of a British television production company's fishing reality TV series pitting American tuna fishermen against their Japanese counterparts in a clash of fishing cultures on the high seas.
Johnny Johnson, the driving force behind the Gloucester Charter Connection and captain of Subdivider, and Steve Zelck, the first mate on Subdivider, have had one round of interviews with executives of London-based Raw TV about appearing on the show if it gets greenlighted.
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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.Read more...
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.Read more...