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Fire rescue: Florida fishermen evacuated from 65-footer in flames
Two commercial fishermen were rescued from a vessel fire on Sunday, Jan. 2, off the coast of Florida, approximately 28 miles south of Fort Myers Beach. READ MORE

Captain’s Choice: What’s in your wheelhouse?
In every fishery and on every boat, captains have some electronics that are their go-to for making a safe and profitable trip. Owen Smith had a close call with his 80-foot scallop boat Relentless late this past summer. He managed to keep his electronics safe, including his favorites. READ MORE

Best and Worst in Alaska Seafood: Laine Welch’s Picks and Pans for 2021
Since 1991, the weekly Fish Factor column has highlighted Alaska’s seafood industry with its annual Picks and Pans — a no holds barred look back at some of the year’s best and worst, and my choice for the year’s biggest fish story. Here are the choices for 2021, in no particular order: READ MORE


Maine joins lawsuit on right whale regulations
The Maine Department of Marine Resources has joined as an intervenor in the Maine Lobstermen’s Association lawsuit challenging NMFS restrictions on lobster gear to protect North Atlantic right whales. READ MORE

Science group funds $126,000 for Atlantic fisheries studies
Atlantic thread herring, squid, surf clams and ocean quahogs are the focus for $126,000 in funding approved by the Science Center for Marine Fisheries’ industry advisory board for 2022 research projects. READ MORE