National Fisherman

PORT MAITLAND -- When hundreds of fishermen leave port this week to begin another high-stakes lobster season in southwestern Nova Scotia, Bernard Smith will be with them.

Smith stands out among his peers in that this will be his 71st lobster season.

Going on 86, he will be at the helm of the Atlantic Tale when he takes her out past the Port Maitland breakwater Tuesday morning.

Since 1942, Smith has been a lobsterman, first working with his father and later with his son.

Read the full story at Chronicle-Herald

Inside the Industry

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.


The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is teaming up with leading shark-tracking nonprofit Ocearch to build the most extensive shark-tagging program in the Gulf of Mexico region.

In October, Ocearch is bringing its unique research vessel, the M/V Ocearch, to the gulf for a multi-species study to generate previously unattainable data on critical shark species, including hammerhead, tiger and mako sharks.

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