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August 2013

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August 2013

Safe Boat - Smart Boat: Electrical systems – Batteries, cables, safety
by Fred Mattera – Batteries are an integral power source on fishing vessels.  They provide power to the vast majority of our pilothouse electronics and are a power source for alarms and startup and shutdown systems for main engines and gensets....

Guest Column – Offshore wind: A perspective from BOEM
As recently reported by Commercial Fisheries News, several fisheries representatives were invited to visit the Thanet offshore wind facility in England to speak with regulators and fishermen about issues regarding offshore wind development (see CFN M...

Guest Column – Cable projects: Bringing wind energy to shore
One often-overlooked aspect of offshore wind energy development is how the energy will be brought onshore.  Transmission cables carrying the energy created by offshore wind turbines must cross the ocean, make landfall – often in working waterfront...

Changing Ocean
Water temperature, ocean patterns altering fish behavior, distribution MYSTIC, CT – Back in April when the New England Fishery Management Council was gathered here, member David Goethel of New Hampshire described the groundfish fleet’s downward...

Shrimp section charts path for 2013-2014
Shrimp section charts path for 2013-2014 PORTLAND, ME – The northern shrimp resource will receive extra attention this year as it undergoes a “benchmark” stock assessment on top of its annual assessment update. The Northern Shrimp Section o...

Lobster Market Report - August 2013
Shedders dominate, price drops on spotty catches The July lobster market reflected the arrival of shedders as the dominant grade of lobster.  This year, though, the shedders did so in a spotty, patchy way rather than in an overwhelming glut, as the...

Bluefin fishery picks up again
Bluefin fishery picks up again; schools of big giants raise new questions HARWICH, MA – Following a several-week lull, the bluefin fishery was picking up in mid-July with schools of giants being reported off Maine, in Cape Cod Bay, off Chatham, a...

New endline-reduction proposal
New endline-reduction proposal centers on seasonally closed areas, trap trawl measures GLOUCESTER, MA – On July 16, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMF) published its long-anticipated proposal to further protect endangered whales by reduci...

Engine Directory 2013
Get the latest info from all the participating engine manufacturers for your marine power.


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