National Fisherman

PROVINCETOWN — Coast Guard Station Provincetown officers said "thank you" Friday to lobster boat Capt. Beau Gribbin and his crew for their "swift, unselfish and courageous" help when the Twin Lights fishing boat capsized and sank Nov. 18.

The Twin Lights, which docked in Provincetown, is believed to have become snagged on another boat's fishing gear at about 11:30 a.m. two miles north of Race Point Light.

As Capt. Jean Frottier, 69, of Wellfleet attempted to untangle his equipment, the 40-foot boat capsized and then went down, according to accounts from local fishermen at the scene.

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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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