Category Archive: July ’15

CFN Shakedown Cruise: FV-Tuna.com

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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TUNA FOCUS: Slow start to this year’s bluefin season, few fish around so far

CHATHAM, MA – “It’s dead.  We are just not seeing any fish on the Cape,” said Andy Baler, president of Nantucket Fish, based here and in Dennis, MA. Baler was echoing comments heard from other tuna buyers throughout the region who were lamenting a very slow start to this year’s bluefin tuna season which opened …

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So you want to find fish? Start by finding a professional fishing forecasting service

by Mitch Roffer WEST MELBOURNE, FL – As all of you out on the water already know, time and fuel costs are always important considerations when fishing. Deciding on where you are going to fish before you leave the dock is as critical today as it was in the days before the various electronic aides …

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OPEN MIC: Clive Farrin’s Fish House Punch

As we all know, New England’s commercial fishing community is made up not only of hard workers, but a surprising number of artists, as well. Be it music, poetry, painting, photography, storytelling – or baking a perfect batch of biscuits in a wildly-pitching fo’c’sle – we know there are a lot of talented folks among our readers. …

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FISH SAFE: Safe and salty – Learning from island fishermen

Island fishermen living on the islands off the coast of Maine area a creative group. Early on the Tuesday after Memorial Day, six of us packed up and headed out from Stonington on the Sunbeam, the Seacoast Mission’s boat. This was the Sunbeam’s last trip to the islands before being hauled out at Billings Marine …

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EDITORIAL: In defense of the council process

How do you know when the New England Fishery Management Council has made a good decision? Virtually nobody is happy. Cynical?  Perhaps, but that has seemingly been the case with recent council actions that have spawned a firestorm of reactions – often negative – from within the fishing industry, the environmental community, and in the …

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NOAA Fisheries Navigator – July 2015

Insert to the July 2015 Commercial Fisheries News (Click Page to Download)

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