National Fisherman


It was unclear whether North Suffolk waterman Robbie Johnson was preaching to the converted during a Nansemond River Preservation Alliance on Tuesday.

A guest speaker at a packed alliance meeting in the Eclipse Ruritan Hall, Johnson told folks of his "armchair science" regarding the decline and recent resurgence of Nansemond oysters.

"Whatever makes common sense to me makes the most sense," Johnson declared of his methods.

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Inside the Industry

The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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The Marine Stewardship Council has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director. Critchlow will be based in the MSC US headquarters in Seattle. He is a former vice president of Lusamerica Foods and has over 35 years in the seafood industry.

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