National Fisherman


For the second year in a row The Iberia Industrial Development Foundation will host its Direct Seafood Academy. It's all about education for area shrimpers. The two day seminar is put on by the Delcambre Direct Seafood an organization which connects shrimpers to consumers.

It's a way of life in Delcambre, and now Delcambre Direct Seafood is setting out to improve this way of life.

"We put together the Seafood Academy to really help bring our commercial fisherman to the next level, its so much going on in this industry and so many things they need to know about so thats what we focus on," said Director of Louisiana Seafood Direct Thomas Hymael.

In addition to the two day classes, later in March, there is a Dock Day scheduled on the Delcambre waterfront, with opportunities for hands-on learning.

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Inside the Industry

The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.

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Last week, Alaska senators Lisa Murkowski (R), Dan Sullivan (R) and Rep. Don Young (R) asked Secretary of State John Kerry to negotiate with Canadian leaders to make sure appropriate environmental safeguards are in place for mine development in Southeast Alaska.

The congressional delegation explained the importance of this issue to Alaskans and the need for assurances that the water quality in transboundary waters between Alaska and Canada will be maintained.

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