The Biden administration announced plans Wednesday to auction more than 480,000 acres in the New York Bight for six new offshore wind energy leases, the administration’s first wind sale and the largest lease area ever offered, with a potential build-out capacity up to 7 gigawatts.
Alaska’s seafood industry directly employs more workers than any other private sector industry in the state, according to a new report released this week.
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Satellite communications usage is increasing steadily across marine industries including the commercial fishing industry. “We have seen usage increase 70 percent in the last year, and that doesn’t show and signs of slowing down,” says Eric Griffin, vice president of Offshore Energy and Fishing, at the Maritime Division of Inmarsat. “If anything, it’s going to be increasing.”
The Eat Seafood America! marketing campaign, launched by the Seafood Nutrition Partnership and the Seafood4Health Coalition in 2020, has achieved an 800 percent return on investment, according to SNP.
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Simrad Navico, a leader in electronic marine navigation, has been turning out industry leading autopilots for decades, but has recently made a strong push into the commercial fishing market.