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Hurricane Irma cuts Florida lobster harvest by half

A fresh catch of spiny lobster arrives dockside. But for marina owner Gary Graves, this delivery is too little, too late. “Basically, lobster fishing is pretty much over for us this year,”said Graves, who is vice president of Keys Fisheries wholesaler. Graves says Hurricane Irma dealt a severe blow when it hit Florida in September. Leaving a trail of wreckage on land, the storm also came just a month into lobster harvesting season. “We’re going to probably end up maybe 50 percent of a normal season the way it looks right now,” he said. click here to read the story 11:19

Man diving for sea cucumbers near Kodiak dies after medical airlift

USCGA Kodiak man working as a commercial diver aboard a vessel taking part in a  was airlifted to an area hospital Sunday — but Alaska State Troopers say he couldn’t be resuscitated. An initial call about the incident came in to Kodiak troopers at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, after a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew flew 36-year-old Gary Graves to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center’s emergency room. Graves had been diving from the fishing vessel Momo & Maddie. Read the rest here 15:54