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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. Forum 2014 — January 29, 2014
  2. Safe Boat – Smart Boat — Station bills: Know your job in an emergency — December 15, 2013
  3. Guest Column – Industry gives thumbs up to electronic reporting — November 19, 2013
  4. New England council adopts river herring catch caps — November 19, 2013
  5. EDITORIAL – Northeast fisheries merit federal support — November 19, 2013

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Forum 2014

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Safe Boat – Smart Boat — Station bills: Know your job in an emergency

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by Fred Mattera – During a recent simulated engine room fire drill, I observed a seasoned crewman, someone who has been engaged in safety drills for the last sev en years, become impetuous and anxious instead of composed and thoughtful. By doing things without serious thought, he made some simple but dangerous mistakes that, in …

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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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New England council adopts river herring catch caps

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HYANNIS, MA – Fishermen who use midwater trawls or bottom trawls and land more than 6,600 pounds of Atlantic herring will need to pay extra attention to river herring and shad bycatch in the future. During its late September meeting here, the New England Fishery Management Council adopted area-specific and gear-specific catch caps for a …

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EDITORIAL – Northeast fisheries merit federal support

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The tremendous importance of Northeast fisheries to local, state, and national economies is the main message of “Fisheries of the United States 2012,” the latest installment of the annual report from the National Marine Fisheries Service that compiles statistics on landings and their value for ports around the nation. The document is a must-read, especially …

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Red’s Best partners with nonprofits, NAMA to build demand for local fish

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Devon Walsh shovels ice onto a tote of dogfish immediately after the fish are hoisted off a boat, which had already iced down the fish while onboard.  The chilled product has a slight edge in the marketplace, with potential to improve the return on sales to fishermen.  Red’s Best Seafood, which has leased the bay on the north side of the Chatham Fish Pier, installed two ice-making machines at the pier, one of the ways it is working to promote locally caught fish.

CHATHAM, MA – The mechanical whir of the Chatham Fish Pier lift is swiftly followed by a dull thud and whoosh as dozens of dogfish slide down the metal chute and into a large plastic tub. Devon Walsh immediately begins shoveling ice on top of the fish, while a digital readout keeps tabs on their temperature, …

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Fishermen gain monkfish relief in north – even on groundfish days

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GLOUCESTER, MA – Vessels with Category C and D monkfish permits now will be able to land unlimited amounts of monkfish from the Northern Fishery Management Area for the rest of the 2013 fishing year while working under a monkfish or groundfish day-at-sea. The landing-limit suspension became effective Oct. 28 after the National Marine Fisheries …

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Maine to cut glass eel landings by at least 25 percent; require ‘swipe cards’

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA – Maine’s glass eel fishermen will have to reduce their landings next year by 25% to 40% compared to this year under an agreement negotiated with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC).  Furthermore, eel industry participants likely will have to use a new swipe card reporting system developed by the …

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Scallopers expand RSA priorities to include predation, water quality

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Intensive scallop resource surveys always rank as “highest” priorities in the annual industry-funded research set-aside (RSA) program.  This photo from a single tow in the Hudson Canyon Closed Area shows large numbers of two-year-old scallops, a sign of an abundant adult population in the years to come.  The tow was part of the 2012 Mid-Atlantic survey by commercial scallop boats and researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS).

GLOUCESTER, MA – Atlantic sea scallop fishermen are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential impact of global warming, ocean acidification, predation, and disease on their fishery. Mike Marchetti, president of the Eastern New England Scallop Association, summed it up pretty succinctly this past winter during a meeting of the New England Fishery Management Council’s scallop …

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SW Boatworks keeps on growing

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by Brian Robbins When Stewart Workman first opened SW Boatworks in Lamoine in 2000, the shop’s main focus was custom finishing of hulls from other shops.  Thirteen years later, the offer still stands, and one of SW’s projects this winter will be a 46′ Wesmac lobster boat. But, the acquisition of Calvin Beal’s molds in …

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