Written by Eureka Times-Standard
As the hard-hit West Coast crab industry waits for federal financial relief that may never come, California lawmakers and regulators plan to meet next week to determine whether they’ll manage the fishery differently next season.
Written by Gloucester Daily Times
NOAA Fisheries' plan to shift at least a portion of its spring and fall trawl surveys to fishing industry boats received a generally positive reaction from fishing stakeholders, who viewed it as at least a start to bridging the gap between scientists and fishermen.
Written by Santa Rosa Press Democrat
A historic delay in the 2015-16 Dungeness crab season reduced statewide commercial landings by more than a third this year and cut into gross sales off the boat by about 44 percent, according to preliminary figures from the state.
Written by Sacramento Bee
For most people traveling on Interstate 5 in Northern California, Lake Shasta is viewed as a recreational jewel along their journey. The fact is the reservoir is a major workhorse providing flood control, critical storage capacity and water deliveries that provide multiple benefits to the public, farmers, municipalities, aquatic species, waterfowl, wildlife and the environment.
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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.Read more...
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.Read more...