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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The anti-mining group Salmon Beyond Borders expressed disappointment and dismay last week at Alaska Governor Bill Walker’s announcement that he has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

This came just days after his administration asked members of his newly-formed Transboundary Rivers Citizens Advisory Work Group to provide comment on a Draft Statement of Cooperation associated with Transboundary mining.


NMFS recently released a draft action plan for fish discard and release mortality science, creating a list of actions that they hope can better inform fisheries.

We know that fishermen have to deal with bycatch by discarding or releasing unwanted catch overboard, but there is a data gap regarding how those fish survive.

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