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HAMPTON — New costs New Hampshire fishermen say will end their industry for good have been delayed by one month, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials announced this week.

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Commercial fishing for red and blue king crab will be closed again this year for Southeast Alaska. There just isn’t enough crab in the area.

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CHATHAM — The clouds may be dark, the weather stormy, but local fishermen stuck in port this week could at least celebrate two pieces of good news.

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ELLSWORTH, Maine — Fishermen are used to having to wait until they catch something, but there are many in Maine who don’t think it is right that they should have to wait a decade or more to catch lobster.

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WASHINGTON (Saving Seafood) – October 1, 2015 – The story excerpted below was written by E&E reporter Emily Yehle, and appeared on September 30, 2015 in Greenwire:

One month ago, environmental groups were strategizing over their latest bid: Get the Obama administration to create its first marine monument off New England.

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A lawsuit filed in California on Sept. 25 accuses Thai Union Group and its U.S. subsidiaries of selling products to consumers from a supply chain that contains slave labor.

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Federal fishing managers are gathering information to assess the impact of the herring fishery on other species and the ecosystem.

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One of the two critical areas where New England fishermen search for cod may be in even worse shape than suspected.

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The Morro Bay, the first U.S. Coast Guard 140 ft WTGB icebreaking tug to undergo a 14-month Service Life Extension Project (SLEP) at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, MD, is now back in its homeport of Cleveland, OH.

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John Key, prime minister of New Zealand, made the announcement at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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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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