National Fisherman

A Maine lobsterman and his son are making their first court appearance on charges they were in possession of more than 400 illegal lobsters.

Ricky Curtis, 48, of Union, and his son, Todd Curtis, 29, of South Thomaston, are being arraigned Monday in Knox County District Court on charges of illegal possession of V-notched and mutilated lobsters.

Officials say the men face potential fines of up to $190,000.

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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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