National Fisherman

Two weeks of memorial services for the five fishermen lost on the Miss Ally will end with a final service, one for Katlin Nickerson on Saturday, March 16 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Woods Harbour.

Pastor Phil Williams says it has been a difficult week for the community.

"There has been great sorrow and sadness," he said.

Last week, services were held for Joel Hopkins and Steven Cole Nickerson. A service was also held on Sunday at the Barrington Arena for Tyson Townsend.

The memorial service for Billy Jack Hatfield will be held Thursday, March 14 at 2 p.m. at Huskilson's Funeral Home Barrington.

Nickerson's service will start at 2 p.m. on Saturday in Woods Harbour at the Calvary Baptist Church, with overflow seating at the nearby Wesleyan Church. The service will also be streamed live on the Internet.

Read the full story at the Shelburne County Coast Guard>>

Inside the Industry

The anti-mining group Salmon Beyond Borders expressed disappointment and dismay last week at Alaska Governor Bill Walker’s announcement that he has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

This came just days after his administration asked members of his newly-formed Transboundary Rivers Citizens Advisory Work Group to provide comment on a Draft Statement of Cooperation associated with Transboundary mining.


NMFS recently released a draft action plan for fish discard and release mortality science, creating a list of actions that they hope can better inform fisheries.

We know that fishermen have to deal with bycatch by discarding or releasing unwanted catch overboard, but there is a data gap regarding how those fish survive.

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