National Fisherman

The number of days for shrimp harvesting was doubled to four days a week due to the weak catch since the season started last month.

Fishermen will be allowed to trawl for shrimp on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, up from only Mondays and Wednesdays. The extended days will begin Monday, Feb. 11.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Northern Shrimp Season voted to double the fishing days on Thursday afternoon.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14

In this episode, Bruce Buls, WorkBoat's technical editor, interviews Long Island lobsterman John Aldridge, who survived for 12 hours after falling overboard in the dead of night. Aldridge was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Pacific Marine Expo, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.

Inside the Industry

NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.

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