National Fisherman


SAN FRANCISCO — A 40-50 foot fishing boat was leaking fuel and spreading debris along San Francisco’s Ocean Beach early Monday after it beached in swallow water and was battering by pounding surf, authorities said.
 
Meanwhile, a search was on for at least one person -- believed to be Timothy Lybrand – who was on the boat.
 
Coast Guard officials said they received a call from a boater early Monday who was relaying a May Day call from the vessel idenitified as the Paloma out of Santa Cruz.
 
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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Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.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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