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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. CORRECTION: — July 28, 2014
  2. Forum 2014 — January 29, 2014
  3. Safe Boat – Smart Boat — Station bills: Know your job in an emergency — December 15, 2013
  4. Guest Column – Industry gives thumbs up to electronic reporting — November 19, 2013
  5. New England council adopts river herring catch caps — November 19, 2013

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  1. Fishermen gain monkfish relief in north – even on groundfish days — 1 comment

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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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FISH SAFE – Lady Mary report offers sobering lessons

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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 of six of her seven crewmen.  That’s a long time for everyone touched by this tragedy. But, on Aug. 30, the Coast Guard released the final report on its investigation …

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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 Arthur and Ken Ochse learned to fish on. Getting started as youngsters, between them now the two have almost 100 years of fishing experience.  So when it came time to …

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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. 24-26 meeting here to highlight the important contributions to the region’s economy of the scallop and lobster fisheries, as well as the surprising growth of aquaculture. Bullard distributed a handout …

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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 over two days, the New England Fishery Management Council voted on Sept. 25 to adopt a 400-metric-ton (mt) 2014 quota for Georges Bank yellowtail flounder as recommended by the US/Canada Transboundary Management …

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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 bill banning the use of the pesticides methoprene and resmethrin in coastal areas due to their toxicity to fish, lobsters, and other aquatic invertebrates.  The ban went into effect on …

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Licensing agreement enables dealers to sell MSC-certified Maine lobster

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RICHMOND, ME – The Fund for the Advancement of Sustainable Lobster, the industry group that pursued and obtained Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for Maine lobster earlier this year, is now offering all dealers and processors in the state the opportunity to display the MSC ecolabel on their Maine lobster products. Under the MSC certification …

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NOAA Navigator – November 2013

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Insert to the November 2013 Commercial Fisheries News       DOWNLOAD .pdf file HERE – NOAA_Navigator_11_13   Read the latest industry NEWS in the November issue of CFN. Read online immediately and download for a copy future reference.   Subscribe and get year long online access, or by mail, or BOTH!!           …

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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 fishing year.  But, at 12-to-14 cents per pound, it’s a rare fisherman who can make a day’s pay even with the current 4,000-pound daily trip limit. The price to the …

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SAFE BOAT – SMART BOAT — Inspection, maintenance: Follow a schedule

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by Fred Mattera – It is the responsibility of the captain and crew to inspect and maintain all vessel systems constantly.  For me, a checklist was my means of tracking the maintenance schedule, so I’ve made one here to get you started. Since I no longer have a vessel to walk through and refresh my …

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