National Fisherman

GALESBURG, Ill. -- The president of one of Galesburg's most successful start-up companies was as surprised as anyone when his company was featured on the Forbes magazine website. Sitka Salmon Shares was included in an article titled "Seven Sustainable Foodie Holiday Gifts."

Company President Nic Mink said he began wondering what was going on when he noticed "a huge spike in traffic on our website" last week. He said it took him a while to figure out what was going on.

"Then I read the thing in Forbes and was like, 'This can't be right,'" Mink said. "It's definitely still sinking in, and I'm busy trying to manage the media (in addition to our holiday sales.)"

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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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