Category Archive: May ’15

CFN Shakedown Cruise: Wesmac “Super 46”

by Brian Robbins Welcome to the debut of a new CFN feature, 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 …

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Scoping sessions on squid fishery capacity favor no action now, further discussion on latent permits

NEW BEDFORD, MA – Recent Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council squid capacity scoping session played to small crowds but with a consistent reaction: no action was the preferred alternative by the commercial fishermen in attendance. The council’s proposed scoping document starts the process for amending the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Fishery Management Plan (MSB FMP). After …

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SAFE-BOAT SMART-BOAT: Time to grasp an understanding of new USCG safety requirements

In this month’s column, and a second installment to come in our next issue, I want to address the implementation of new requirements for commercial fishing vessels established by the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 and the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012. These acts made significant changes to Chapters 45 and …

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EDITORIAL: Barbs and bouquets – Some folks get it right, others have no clue

From the newly-established Commercial Fisheries News (CFN) “awards desk” this month, a couple of well-deserved bouquets. First, to Laura Orleans and the board of the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center Inc. (FHC). Orleans’ name may already be familiar to many of you as she is the festival director of the highly successful New Bedford Working …

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Product News – May 2015

Furuno offering rebate plan on radars, fish finders, chart plotter combo units CAMAS, WA – Just in time for spring fishing and outfitting, Furuno is offering fishermen a unique Spring Break Rebate offer this year. If picking up a new radar, fish finder, or GPS chart plotter combo unit is in your plans, you can now …

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New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center announces summer programs; search for permanent home

NEW BEDFORD, MA – The story and history of New Bedford’s culturally rich and diverse fishing community is now being shared through the efforts of a newly established non-profit organization, the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center Inc. (FHC). FHC activities already underway include:   A monthly film series;   A 12-week school residency;   A …

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NOAA Fisheries Navigator – May 2015

Insert to the May 2015 Commercial Fisheries News (Click Page to Download) NOAA_Navigator_5_15

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New Boat: Black Pearl

 Builder: SW Boatworks, Lamoine, ME  Owner: Phil Black, Blue Hill, ME   Dimensions: 36’x13’9” Designer: Calvin Beal Jr., Beals Island, ME Fishery: Lobster Hull: Solid fiberglass Top: Molded unit; foam cored Power: QSL9 Cummins (405 hp @ 2100 rpm) w/1.96: ZF 286Amarine gear; Billings Diesel & Marine Service Prop: 28”x32”x2; Nautilus Marine Shaft: 2” AQ-22; …

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