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August 2015

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Rhode Island Engine: evolving with the fleet

NARRAGANSETT, RI – “You know, I’ve resisted doing anything like this for a long time,” says Jay Gallup in his big ol’ Rhode Island-accented voice. The “this” Jay’s referring to is an interview: talking about his family’s business...


CFN’s Annual Marine Diesel Engine Directory

Your comprehensive resource for the latest marine diesel engine specs from: Caterpillar Inc., Cummins Engine Co., Deere Power Systems, Hyundai Marine, FNM, FPT Diesel Engines, MAN Marine Diesels, Moteurs Baudouin, Marine Diesel U.S.A,...


EDITORIAL: No substitute for planning, training to fish safe

In the words of a wise old Coast Guard veteran some years back, “There are only two times fishermen really take chances out on the water.  When they are making money, and when they’re not.” Cynical?  Maybe. But his point was well taken....


CFN Shakedown Cruise: Sherrie Marie

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 m...


WHEEL WATCH: Lori’O – J.O. Brown rebuilds a wooden classic

If you’re a longtime Commercial Fisheries News reader, you may remember it: a double-page ad featuring the late Wesley Lash of Lash Brothers in Friendship, ME.  Wes had just repowered Massachusetts lobsterman Billy Bartlett’s 45’ wooden Rebe...


US/Canada TRAC finds Georges Bank cod and yellowtail stocks stagnant, haddock best ever

ST. ANDREWS, NB – US and Canadian research teams on the Transboundary Resources Assessment Committee (TRAC) met here to discuss eastern Georges Bank cod, haddock, and Georges Bank yellowtail flounder stock status at a July 7-9 meeting. While sur...


SAFE-BOAT SMART-BOAT: Keeping single-handed fishing safe and smart

Less than two weeks ago, a good friend that’s an inshore lobsterman called me and said “I don’t seem to be able to find or keep a crewman, so I’m going single-handed.  What would you recommend for safety equipment?” I recommended a Must...


Bearin's: From the Sports Desk - Lobster Boat Race Report

SOUL’S HARBOR, ME – Controversy reigned supreme when the 2015 Maine Lobster Boat Races roared into Soul’s Harbor for what has become the circuit’s most popular event. As always, there were plenty of whispers, mumbles and murmurs prior to t...


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