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Date registered: October 24, 2012


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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  3. Forum 2014 — January 29, 2014
  4. SAFE-BOAT SMART-BOAT: Station bills – Know your job in an emergency — December 15, 2013
  5. Guest Column – Industry gives thumbs up to electronic reporting — November 19, 2013

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Scallopers expand RSA priorities to include predation, water quality

VIMS photo
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 … Read the rest

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SW Boatworks keeps on growing

Stewart Workman.
(Brian Robbins photos)

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 … Read the rest

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FISH SAFE – Lady Mary report offers sobering lessons


by Ann Backus –

It’s been nearly four-and-a-half years since the March 24, 2009 sinking of the Cape May, NJ-based Lady Mary and the loss … Read the rest

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Two brothers and an eastern rig – Ochses on single-boat scalloping

FAIRHAVEN, MA – Eastern rigs were once the mainstay of the New England offshore fleet.  But these classics also are what Point Pleasant, NJ-based brothers … Read the rest

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Bullard highlights value of scallops – lobsters – New Bedford to Northeast

HYANNIS, MA – John Bullard, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast regional administrator, took a few minutes during the New England Fishery Management Council’s Sept. Read the rest

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Species News – Scallops, Yellowtail

Georges Bank yellowtail quota to drop in 2014 but US share to increase 

HYANNIS, MA – Following hours of difficult discussion that stretched out … Read the rest

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Connecticut pesticide ban a victory for Long Island Sound lobstermen

DARIEN, CT – Late in June, 14 years after a major lobster die-off in Long Island Sound, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed into law a … Read the rest

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Licensing agreement enables dealers to sell MSC-certified Maine lobster


RICHMOND, ME – The Fund for the Advancement of Sustainable Lobster, the industry group that pursued and obtained Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for Maine … Read the rest

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NOAA Navigator – November 2013


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Read the latest industry NEWS in the Read the rest

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EDITORIAL – Efforts to build US dogfish market could pay off

Groundfish boats need something to fish on, and there are more than enough spiny dogfish around, along with a hefty 40.8-million-pound quota for the 2013 … Read the rest

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