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2013-04-30 12:22:00

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the third round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to support sustainable fisheries in the U.S. With the goal of sustaining fishermen while rebuilding fish stocks, the new grants will aid the design and implementation of projects that provide technical and practical support for fishing communities across the country. "In the...

2012-08-30 22:20:26

NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Atlantic Spiny Dogfish (Squalus acanthias) fishery today became the first east coast shark fishery to be certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The certification was granted to the Sustainable Fisheries Association comprised of Seatrade International Company Inc., Marder Trawling Inc., Zeus Packing Inc., and Eastern Fisheries, Inc. "U.S. fisheries are among the most well managed fisheries in the world," said...

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2008-05-21 12:10:33

Fishery biologist Sandy Sutherland looks through the lens of the microscope at tiny sections of fish earbones, known as otoliths, each showing annual bands of growth. She carefully counts the bands to determine the age of the fish, then moves on to the next sample.  Known as an age reader, Sutherland is one of a small team at NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) whose aging work is critical to stock assessments needed to manage the nation's fishery resources in the Northwest...