National Fisherman


BAYTOWN, Texas — The U.S. Coast Guard says three crew members have been rescued from an overturned shrimp boat and it will resume a search for a missing man.
 
A Coast Guard spokeswoman says the boat capsized Monday afternoon in the Cedar Bayou Channel, sending four people into the water. Rescue crews suspended their search for the fourth person Monday night and will resume it Tuesday morning.
 
A Port of Houston Fireboat crew rescued two people who were stranded on top of the boat and a woman trapped under it.
 
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Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.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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