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April 2016

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CME set to roll in New Bedford, Apr. 27-28; Plenty of interest for fishermen, boat owners

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center Executive Director Laura Orleans and members of the board in front of the center’s new building which will host this year’s CME First Night Event. ...


EDITORIAL: A cause for celebration amid causes for concern

Far be it from us to find the dark cloud in an otherwise silver lining … … But, as word spread around the recent Maine Fishermen’s Forum of record-breaking landings in the state again last year, the excitement was somewhat tempered. The n...


CFN Shakedown Cruise: Calvin Beal 44

By Brian Robbins Welcome to another CFN Shakedown Cruise. Periodically, we will focus on a new launch and dig a little deeper into what went into the project – whether it be a new model or a hull well known to the New England commercial market....


Gloucester launches “branded” fresh seafood campaign

GLOUCESTER, MA – America’s oldest fishing port recently launched Gloucesterfresh, a multi-pronged campaign to promote Gloucester seafood and the city’s renowned seafood industry. The city celebrated this new “ocean to table” initiative a...


Councils to select prelimary preferred options for monitoring of mackerel, herring fisheries

MONTAUK, NY – At its Apr 12-15 meeting here, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will review new cost analyses for monitoring landings and discards in the Atlantic mackerel fishery under the pending Industry-Funded Monitoring (IFM) Omnibus ...


NMFS rolls out new National Bycatch Reduction Strategy; Proposed rule sets SBRM requirement

SILVER SPRING, MD –  NOAA Fisheries (NMFS) has rolled out a new National Bycatch Reduction Strategy that it says will help move forward in its mission to promote productive and sustainable fisheries. The strategy calls for monitoring and estima...


SAFE BOAT SMART BOAT: Employing good basic seamanship skills for collision avoidance

One aspect of the drills I often conduct on fishing vessels, has led me to use a DVD developed by the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education www.swagcenter.org titled “Communication, Navigation, and Mayday.” ...


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