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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.

Latest posts

  1. Heather Thompson: “I love what I do” — September 26, 2017
  2. R/V Pisces to fill in for Bigelow on fall bottom trawl surveys — September 26, 2017
  3. CFN Shakedown Cruise: Buxton 31 — September 26, 2017
  4. FISH-SAFE: Could it be?  A possible annual self-certification plan — September 26, 2017
  5. Public comment sought on draft AMD 3 to Atlantic Menhaden FMP — September 26, 2017

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Heather Thompson: “I love what I do”

By Brian Robbins HARRINGTON, ME – It was something to watch: a living, breathing version of a well-oiled machine. I was doing my best to stay out of the way with my camera as the 36’ Gold Digger made its way through a string of lobster gear.  The skipper and the one-person crew were making …

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R/V Pisces to fill in for Bigelow on fall bottom trawl surveys

WOODS HOLE, MA – When one of the two common shaft 1,542-hp propulsion motors on the NOAA research vessel Henry B. Bigelow failed in mid-July off the coast of New Jersey, the initial estimate was a six-week downtime. She steamed first to her homeport of Newport, RI and then to Colonna’s Shipyard in Norfolk, VA …

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CFN Shakedown Cruise: Buxton 31

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.  What we hope to do is provide insight and …

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FISH-SAFE: Could it be?  A possible annual self-certification plan

The changing of the seasons (and the sea) remind us every year of changes we want or need to make in our daily and work lives.  Actually our risks change with the seasons. We get out our jackets to resist the cold, sand and salt to keep from slipping on the ice, and thicker gloves …

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Public comment sought on draft AMD 3 to Atlantic Menhaden FMP

ALEXANDRIA, VA – At its Nov. 13-14 meeting, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Atlantic Menhaden Management Board will vote on Draft Amendment 3 to the Atlantic Menhaden Fishery Management Plan. AMD 3 was initiated in 2015 to address menhaden’s role as forage fish, consider changes to allocation of quota, and consider other management …

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Gloucester dinner honors Angela Sanfilippo, benefits Fishing Partnership Support Services

GLOUCESTER, MA – Fishermen, fish buyers, community members, and state, federal, and local officials all honored Angela Sanfilippo, the longtime president of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association (GFWA), during a “sea to supper” dinner here on Aug. 24. The dinner celebrated Sanfilippo’s 40 years of leadership and service to the fishing community. Under Sanfilippo’s guidance, …

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Wheel Watch – Once upon a time east of the Cheese House

By Brian Robbins There was a time when, if you told somebody you were headed east of the Cheese House, they’d tell you be sure to grab a fish sandwich at Tall Barney’s. None of that means much any more. On a recent swing Downeast, I realized that two important landmarks from the past had …

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CFN Shakedown Cruise:  Libby 41 

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.  What we hope to do is provide insight and …

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Gloucester gathering focuses on marketing local, sustainably caught fish and seafood

  GLOUCESTER, MA – Some 60 people – including fishermen, seafood industry advocates, scientists, marine policy specialists, and government representatives – met at the Gloucester House restaurant here on Aug. 2 to explore new, more collaborative ways to market locally and sustainably caught seafood. Jack Wiggin – director of the University of Massachusetts-Boston’s (UMass-Boston), Urban …

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Much to be learned from info exchanged at recent international lobster conference

  PORTLAND, ME – The so called “theme” of the 11th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management (ICWL) held here this past June might best be described as “An Industry at a Crossroads,” said co-chair Richard Wahle, marine biologist at the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences’ Darling Marine Center. “So …

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