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

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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