National Fisherman

The LSU Agriculture Center is helping fishermen bring fresh seafood from the gulf straight to your table.
In Delcambre, shrimping is a way of life where the industry feeds the area economy. Louisiana Direct Seafood is a marketing initiative that's helped boost that industry since shrimpers were forced out of the water in the wake of the crude disaster four years ago.
The mission is to help coastal fishermen connect directly with consumers, selling their catch straight from the boat. The website allows fishermen to post their latest catch, as well as their contact information to the public.
"Oh, it's tough sometimes, but it's what we love to do," said Cheryl Granger, wife of a Delcambre fisherman.
The Grangers are among the 20 fishermen who are part of the LSU Agricultural Center's project to market local seafood online.
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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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