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Date registered: October 24, 2012

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Commercial Fisheries News is the Northeast’s commercial fishing industry newspaper. Published monthly, CFN provides the latest waterfront news along with coverage of the state and federal rules and regulations affecting the harvest of all the region’s major species. Regular features include lobster and fish market reports, a safety column, new boats, the enforcement report, and the popular and effective Classifieds.

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  1. England’s wind farm experience offers critical lessons for US fishing industry — May 1, 2015
  2. CORRECTION: — July 28, 2014
  3. Forum 2014 — January 29, 2014
  4. Guest Column – Industry gives thumbs up to electronic reporting — November 19, 2013
  5. Guest Column – Coping with wind farms through ‘best practices,’ mitigation, planning – John Williamson — October 1, 2013

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England’s wind farm experience offers critical lessons for US fishing industry

(UPDATED) BROADSTAIRS, KENT – Looking out over the English Channel on a quiet night in March, the horizon is surprisingly ablaze with lights.  A local fisherman quips, “People ask us if that’s France.”   It’s not.  This illusion of a “city” of lights is the result of hundreds of enormous illuminated turbines in a string …

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CORRECTION:

The permits for sale in our classifieds this month were erroneously listed under PERMITS WANTED – Thanks go out to the guy who told us about the problem. FOR LEASE – General Category Scallop Quota.  Also 21 “A” days for lease.  Call (508) 274-5201.

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Forum 2014

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Guest Column – Industry gives thumbs up to electronic reporting

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In the fall of 2012, the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) brought together fishermen, dealers, and fisheries managers to better understand the potential pros and cons of electronic reporting. Electronic reporting by fishermen and dealers clearly has its advantages.  Fisheries managers have access to more timely data, allowing them to better monitor catch and …

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Guest Column – Coping with wind farms through ‘best practices,’ mitigation, planning – John Williamson

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In the global picture, offshore wind power is an increasing part of the energy mix in Europe, China, and Japan.  The world leader in offshore wind production, the United Kingdom (UK), which includes England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, has ambitious plans for quadrupling its present capacity by 2020.  The race is on. Although the …

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Guest Column – Offshore wind: A perspective from BOEM

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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 May 2013).  The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) applauds such opportunities for engagement, as they provide valuable insight to …

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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 areas – and connect to land-based power stations. As much as offshore wind development may affect your operations …

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Guest Column – Wind farm planning: How to be heard

Many fishermen are asking what they can do to preserve fishing opportunities in the wake of ocean wind energy development.  The answer is threefold:  be aware of what is being proposed in your area; know what governmental body is in charge; and engage early and often in the regulatory processes. Multiple state and federal entities …

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New Bedford breaks ground for terminal to support offshore wind construction

NEW BEDFORD, MA – State and congressional dignitaries, led by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking on May 6 for the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal, the first facility in the nation designed to support the construction, assembly, and deployment of offshore wind projects. “Today, we’re celebrating the birth of the offshore …

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Guest Column – Wind farms: Ecosystem effects differ depending on species, seafloor features

As the siting of ocean wind energy projects continues along the East Coast, many fishermen are left wondering how wind energy development will affect fishing resources. What is involved in testing an area for a wind farm and installing the turbine array?  How will the underwater drilling, jet plowing, cable laying, and turbine installation affect …

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