Written by Linc Bedrosian
Connecticut shellfishermen, many living in communities where people lost possessions or even their houses during Hurricane Sandy, are the first to tell you that others have it far worse than they.
Still, the last couple of days of October and first three weeks of November have been a trying times for those who make their living on Long Island Sound.
Offshore shellfish beds were closed for most of that time, and idled boats began to get back to work in many parts of the state just this past week.
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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.Read more...
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.Read more...