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Date registered: October 24, 2012

Biography

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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Working Waterfront Festival returns to New Bedford Sept. 23

NEW BEDFORD, MA – The Working Waterfront Festival – a free, family friendly celebration of the commercial fishing industry – returns to the working piers of New Bedford on Sept. 23 for a fun-filled and educational one-day event. The Working Waterfront Festival provides a unique opportunity for the public to get a firsthand look at …

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ASMFC’s Lobster Board votes down Addendum XXV

ALEXANDRIA, VA – At its Aug. 2-4 summer meeting, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) American Lobster Management Board voted down Addendum XXV to the American Lobster Fishery Management Plan. In a surprise upset, the board chose not to go forward on the increase in egg production and other management strategies it had considered …

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SAFE-BOAT SMART-BOAT: Abandoning ship Part 2 – Launching the liferaft properly

The following is Part 2 of a multi-part series focused on the decision to abandon ship and then taking the steps necessary to maximize chances for survival and rescue.  Watch for additional parts in this series in subsequent issues.   —Editor Inevitably when I am doing training, during the donning-the-immersion-suit drill, someone will ask: “What …

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Nautical tattoos?  Your chance to show them off

NEW BEDFORD, MA – From Aug. 1 through Sept. 30, the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is running “Nautical Tattoos,” an exhibit of the Working Waterfront Festival 2015’s nautical tattoos contest entrants in its gallery. The exhibit features the photography of Phil Mello, photographer, manager of Burgees Seafood, and chair of the Heritage Center.  The contestants …

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NOAA Fisheries Navigator – September 2017

EXCLUSIVE 4-Page Insert from the September 2017 edition of Commercial Fisheries News > Click page below to download .pdf file (2mb) < NOAA_Navigator-September_2017

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John Bullard to retire as GARFO regional administrator in January

  GLOUCESTER, MA – NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Administrator (GARFO) John Bullard has recently announced he plans to retire on Jan. 5, 2018. Bullard, who took the top job in the agency’s Gloucester-based office in 2012, will leave a legacy of improved relationships with fishermen, the research community, environmentalists, local, state, and federal officials …

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Tom Peacock: wrenches, engines, and many miles

by Brian Robbins FREEPORT, ME – For someone who spent the biggest part of his working career on the roads of Maine, Tom Peacock is looking pretty comfy at home these days. Oh, don’t worry: he’ll jump behind the wheel in a heartbeat if there’s a good reason to … you can take the man …

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New England council selects range of alternatives for scallops FW29; rejects proposed control date

  PORTLAND, ME – At its Jun. 20-22 meeting here, the New England Fishery Management Council tackled a slew of Atlantic sea scallop issues that included a comprehensive review of the limited access general category individual fishing quota (LAGC IFQ) program, approving research set-aside projects for 2018-2019, and recommending industry-requested scallop dredge exemption area expansions. …

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New England council initiates Groundfish FW57;  selects A23 monitoring range of alternatives

PORTLAND, ME – At its Jun. 18-21 meeting, the New England Fishery Management Council refined the purpose and need statement for Amendment 23 (A23) adjustment to the groundfish monitoring program, and initiated Framework Adjustment 57 (FW57) to the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery Management Plan. With one exception, the two actions complete the 2017 priorities list …

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Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative gears up as peak season underway

PORTLAND, ME – The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative (MLMC) is gearing up for another season promoting Maine lobster and supporting the industry that is so crucial to many residents around the state. The MLMC focuses the majority of its efforts during the summer and fall months when the catch is at its highest, strategizing around …

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