Oct. 3, 1970 — NMFS is born. Fisheries management makes a move at the federal level. The Interior Department’s Bureau of Commercial Fisheries will become the National Marine Fisheries Service under the Commerce Department.
Did you see Twin Disc at the American Commercial Fish Exposition in 1970?
Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 15 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute's Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.