National Fisherman


PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - The Coast Guard rescued three people off the coast of Pascagoula late Sunday night. The call came in at 10:40 p.m.

Officials say a 74-foot shrimping vessel collided with a 130-foot offshore supply vessel, the Gloria May. Three people were on board the shrimping vessel, and were able to get into a life raft. They were then picked up by the Gloria May.

The accident happened about 18 miles south of Pascagoula.

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Inside the Industry

The Downeast Salmon Federation has received a major grant from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities to ensure and improve the water quality of eastern Maine’s most important rivers, according to the Ellsworth American.

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Louisiana crab fishermen and their catch are feeling the pressure of a downturn in the state economy, and a resulting upturn of people entering the fishery.

“It’s a crazy business right now,” said Pete Gerica, the New Orleans fisherman who now serves as president or the Louisiana Crab Task Force, a legislatively-created board of industry voices that makes recommendations to state government.

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