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

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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