National Fisherman

San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies cited four men for fishing for Dungeness crab out of season on Tunitas Creek Beach in unincorporated Half Moon Bay early Sunday morning, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies saw several vehicles parked near the beach at 12:17 a.m. Sunday and found several men in the water, allegedly fishing with flashlights, sheriff's officials said.

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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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