Category Archive: August 2015

Rhode Island Engine: evolving with the fleet

NARRAGANSETT, RI – “You know, I’ve resisted doing anything like this for a long time,” says Jay Gallup in his big ol’ Rhode Island-accented voice. The “this” Jay’s referring to is an interview: talking about his family’s business, Rhode Island Engine (RIE).  But after discussing it with his brother David (the two are co-owners of …

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CFN’s Annual Marine Diesel Engine Directory

Your comprehensive resource for the latest marine diesel engine specs from: Caterpillar Inc., Cummins Engine Co., Deere Power Systems, Hyundai Marine, FNM, FPT Diesel Engines, MAN Marine Diesels, Moteurs Baudouin, Marine Diesel U.S.A, Mitsubishi Engine, MTU America, Scania Marine Engines, Steyr Motors , Volvo Penta of the Americas, Yanmar Marine USA Corp., each with distributor and dealer listings, parts and service providers and more!!       To get this full story and read …

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EDITORIAL: No substitute for planning, training to fish safe

In the words of a wise old Coast Guard veteran some years back, “There are only two times fishermen really take chances out on the water.  When they are making money, and when they’re not.” Cynical?  Maybe. But his point was well taken. Fishing is always risky business and the ever-present need to push harder, …

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CFN Shakedown Cruise: Sherrie Marie

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 information …

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WHEEL WATCH: Lori’O – J.O. Brown rebuilds a wooden classic

If you’re a longtime Commercial Fisheries News reader, you may remember it: a double-page ad featuring the late Wesley Lash of Lash Brothers in Friendship, ME.  Wes had just repowered Massachusetts lobsterman Billy Bartlett’s 45’ wooden Rebecca & Heather with a 6140 Lugger.  And when asked what he thought of the big-displacement Lugger, the always-quotable …

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US/Canada TRAC finds Georges Bank cod and yellowtail stocks stagnant, haddock best ever

ST. ANDREWS, NB – US and Canadian research teams on the Transboundary Resources Assessment Committee (TRAC) met here to discuss eastern Georges Bank cod, haddock, and Georges Bank yellowtail flounder stock status at a July 7-9 meeting. While surveys in both countries show good recruitment in haddock, cod, and yellowtail flounder, stocks still are not …

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SAFE-BOAT SMART-BOAT: Keeping single-handed fishing safe and smart

Less than two weeks ago, a good friend that’s an inshore lobsterman called me and said “I don’t seem to be able to find or keep a crewman, so I’m going single-handed.  What would you recommend for safety equipment?” I recommended a Mustang Elite auto-inflate lightweight PFD and a PLB (Personal Location Beacon) with built-in …

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Bearin’s: From the Sports Desk – Lobster Boat Race Report

SOUL’S HARBOR, ME – Controversy reigned supreme when the 2015 Maine Lobster Boat Races roared into Soul’s Harbor for what has become the circuit’s most popular event. As always, there were plenty of whispers, mumbles and murmurs prior to the season’s start about some new contenders.  Some old dogs had new tricks to show off …

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