National Fisherman

They spent eight years studying the seafloor in the Heard Island and McDonald Island Marine Reserve in the Antarctic waters of the Southern Ocean, south-west of Australia.
Scientists found it in an almost completely pristine condition.
The cameras show 98 per cent of sensitive seafloor biodiversity remains pristine after 16 years of commercial fishing. 
Researchers developed the study to investigate the potential impacts of trawling and longlining for Patagonian toothfish in the Australian Fishing Zone.
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Inside the Industry

The Center for Coastal Studies recently announced that Owen Nichols, Director of the Center for Coastal Studies’ Marine Fisheries Research Program, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the John Annala Fishery Leadership Award by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. 

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Cummins  announced the opening of a new Alaska service location on Kodiak Island last week that will serve as a service and support location for commercial marine applications.

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