National Fisherman


With the lack of congressional action threatening to void the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, all 42 agencies that originally signed the pact have agreed to a two-year extension.

The agreement would have ended Monday without all the agencies — irrigation districts, Indian tribes, fishermen, conservation groups and government officials — signing the extension.

Congress needed to pass legislation that would implement certain parts of the agreement — such as salmon restoration programs and water-use agreements — that would ensure water for farmers as well as Klamath River flows to benefit endangered salmon.

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Inside the Industry

The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association released their board of directors election results last week.

The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.

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Former Massachusetts state fishery scientist Steven Correia received the New England Fishery Management Council’s Janice Plante Award of Excellence for 2016 at its meeting last week.

Correia was employed by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries for over 30 years.

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